Offa poly student dies in cult clash

A student of the Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara State has been reported killed during a cult clash in Ilorin, on Wednesday.

Saturday Tribune gathered that the victim of the clash identified as Kazeem Adedolapo Oloto, was killed on Wednesday, the day the Students’ Union election was held at the polytechnic’s mini campus.

It was also gathered that the victim  was said to have been shot dead by suspected cultists around Hamdalat International School, Atari Area of Offa.

Meanwhile, the authorities of the school, in a statement signed by its Head, Public Relations and Protocol Unit, Ladi Badmos and made available to journalists on Friday said that the killing was not connected to the student union election.

The statement reads:

The attention of the Polytechnic Authority (sic) has been drawn by Offa Divisional Police Office to the death of a student of the polytechnic, identified as Kazeem Adedolapo Oloto, who was said to have been shot dead by suspected cultists around Hamdalat International School, Atari Area of Offa.

“The management has ensured the release of his body to his family after they have fulfilled necessary conditions laid down by the Divisional Police Office, Offa.

“The management wishes to state categorically that the death of Kazeem Adedolapo Oloto is not in any way connected to the just concluded Student’ Union election, held at the polytechnic mini campus on 13 June, 2016.

“It is, therefore, important to allay the fears of the general public, especially parents and guardians, that the sad event is not a fall-out of the election.

“As always, the polytechnic campuses remain absolutely calm and peaceful just as staff and students go about their respective duties unhindered”.