A par-time final year student of the Department of Political Science at the Osun State University, Victor Oke, has been allegedly shot, cut with machete and set ablaze by suspected cultists for refusing to join a fraternity.
Confirming the incident, the University’s Public Relations Officer, Ademola Adesoji, in a statement issued on Monday said:
“We noticed that Victor was absent for his final paper in the afternoon and decided to contact his parents. It was later discovered that he was attacked by unknown cultists in the early hours of Saturday.
“Victor was shouting that he was not joining their cult group while they continued to hit him with cutlasses, hard stones and attempted to burn him, partially succeeding before he was eventually rescued”.
The management of the Osun State University, Osogbo, has said its security unit is working with the police to ensure that the suspected cultists who attacked Victor Oke, at the Akede area of Osogbo, on Saturday, are arrested and prosecuted.
“The university security unit is currently working with the Police to ensure the culprits are exposed and brought to book. The cultists must be arrested”, he added.