Two students of the Osun College of Technology (OSCOTEC) have been reportedly killed in a clash between two rival cult groups in Esa-Oke, Obokun Local Government Area of the state.
According to a statement issued by Odoro, a fight broke out between the two groups – Alora and Eye fraternity, at about 10 a.m. on Thursday. In the ensuing fight, one Sunday Opeyemi, a student, was shot dead in his house.
It was reported that his girlfriend then took his lifeless body to the school gate for all to see.
Odoro said the matter was reported to the police and that police officers immediately visited the scene of the crime. She said four suspects had been arrested in connection with the incident, but that those arrested were not students of the institution.
Police personnel are presently in the school’s premises monitoring the situation as the Commissioner of Police had ordered discreet investigation into the matter.
A student of the institution, who spoke under anonymity said another student (said to be female) died during the clash. Other members of the groups reportedly sustained varying degrees of injuries.
The student said some members of the Alora group had earlier attacked the Aye cult where they were having fun. The Aye later launched a reprisal attack.
“The fight was caused by a woman,” she said. “Members of the Alora cult were the aggressors, the Aye boys only fought back. Two students died and their corpses were taken to the mortuary of a hospital in Ilesa” she added.
Another student took to Facebook to report the case of a particular dead student that was reportedly killed by gangs from the rival cult. The student identified as Gen Crown Prevail writes:
It’s so painful that another soul as gone in Osun State College of Technology, Esa-Oke. Though i don’t really know him but may your soul rest in perfect peace. Ase, Amen, Amin. But what really painful is that they just use their own disburb another person progress because they will soon get the school gate locked and alot of students are about to finish their final clearance and do their normal NYSC mobilization. But God have reasons for all delays. Kadahralahu-akanquadiri. But still on still RIP. Your family and friends gonna miss you bruh.
However, the Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Folashade Odoro, said only one student was killed, while the other was seriously injured.