Cultists invade TASUED exam hall, drag out, kill final year student in broad daylight

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The management of Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), located in Ijagun, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, has indefinitely suspended its ongoing second-semester examinations.

This decision follows the tragic killing of a final-year student, identified as Olaoye Fabiyi, allegedly by suspected cultists on Wednesday.

According to a report from PUNCH Online, Fabiyi was forcefully removed from the examination hall while writing his final papers by unidentified individuals.

An eyewitness reported that the armed assailants dragged him to a secluded area, where they shot him and struck him on the head with a brick. They ensured his death before fleeing the scene.

Bethel Olorunfunmi, the acting President of the Students’ Union, also confirmed Fabiyi’s death, noting that attempts by medical staff at an unspecified general hospital to save him were unsuccessful.

In a statement released on Thursday, the school’s Deputy Registrar, Babatunde Odugbesan, announced the indefinite suspension of all examinations on campus.

The statement read, “The university management has directed the suspension of all examinations previously scheduled for Thursday, July 4, and Friday, July 5, 2024, until further notice.

“Meanwhile, students are assured of their safety and are advised to remain calm while investigations are ongoing to get to the root of the cultist attack on a student on campus.

“Please note and be guided accordingly. Management will issue further notices on the resumption of examinations.”

Meanwhile, the spokesperson for the Ogun State Police Command, Omolola Odutola, disclosed on Wednesday that the command had begun an investigation and launched raids on suspected cultist hideouts in the area.

Odutola said that all efforts were being made to apprehend every member of the group responsible for the incident.

“Our officers immediately moved to the scene of the incident. All possible hideouts of the suspects were combed and raided by our detectives, including those from other divisions in the area.

“Every effort is being made to ensure that all the perpetrators are apprehended,”  Odutola stated