University of Benin condemns cult killing of final year student
THE management of the University of Benin has condemned the brutal killing on Monday night of a final year student and kegite chief in the students hall of residence inside the university campus.
A statement by the school’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Benedicta Ehnaire, Ph.D. said the “gruesome shooting occurred in one of the Halls of Residence and was carried out by a yet to be identified gunman.
“While commiserating with the family and colleagues of the late student, management enjoins other students to be calm as the Police as well as other Security Agencies are working hard to fish out and arrest the culprit.
The student, identified as Desmond Mayor but popularly called Mayor, was a final year student of Public Administration and the Chief of Kegites Club in the university. There is lot of suspicions that the killing was cult related as the scene was that of a gun shot at close range in the face region with the victim lying on the floor in the pool of his own blood. Mayor was said to have been shot in his room in Hall 3 Hostel of the University.