The management of The Polytechnic Ibadan said it is not to blame for the murder of a member of an anti-cultism group, Ahmed Olalekan, by suspected cultists.
Mr Olalekan, a former student of the institution, was murdered Monday evening.
The spokesperson of the students’ forum, Adeyemi Ridwan, who earlier spoke with PREMIUM TIMES, blamed the institution’s authority for the tragedy saying they did not act to preempt the strike by the cult members.
The forum, comprising current and former students of the institution, called on the Nigeria Police to “bring the killers of this innocent soul to justice”.
Speaking with PREMIUM TIMES on Thursday, the Public Relations Officer of the institution, Soladoye Adewole, who described the incident as ‘unfortunate’ noted that the school can’t be alleged of not being proactive.
He said the Chief Security Officer (CSO) of the school, Ayo Vaughan, does not have powers beyond the confines of the institution, and the incident occurred outside the school premises.
“The incident happened outside the school, where our security officers can’t act,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Chairman, Council of Elders of the Students’ Forum, Oyedele Temitope, who addressed journalists in Ibadan on Wednesday, said the “deceased was very brave, intelligent, vibrant and active in the fight against secret cultism throughout his life as a member of the forum.”
Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility
Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.
For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.
By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.
TEXT AD: To advertise here . Call Willie +2347088095401...