A fight that erupted among some students of the Osun State University, Osogbo on Monday has led to the brutal murder of a 300-level student of the department of Civil Engineering, Kazeem Amodu Ige of the institution.
It was gathered that Kazeem was allegedly stabbed in the chest by a 400-level student of the department of Physics Electronics of the same university, Yusuff Adekunle, also known as Stone.
The pandemonium broke out around the students’ hostel at University road in Oke-Baale area of Osogbo, capital of Osun State on Monday evening as a result of the bloody class by the UNIOSUN students.
The reason for the fight among the students is still uncertain.
A source said that the deceased student was not among those fighting and that Kazeem was only trying to separate the feuding students when he was stabbed.
The source added that the machete cut on Kazeem was very deep and that he was rushed to Our Lady of Fatimah Catholic Hospital, Jaleyemi area for medical treatment to save his life but he was confirmed dead by the doctors in the hospital.
His corpse was initially deposited at the mortuary of the same hospital for autopsy but it was later transferred to the state hospital, Asubiaro area by the authorities of the university.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Fimihan Adeoye while confirming the incident said he had ordered a full scale investigation into the matter and assured that the culprits would not go scot-free.
Adeoye, who spoke through the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Folasade Odoro said necessary measures have been put in place to prevent reprisal attacks among the students and assured that police would ensure safety of lives and properties in the area.
A student of the university said this sad occurrence was unfortunate at the time that UNIOSUN community was still mourning the death of a 400 Level student that was abducted and killed by ritualists recently while 2 missing male students of the university were yet not found.