Student Shot Dead By Suspected Cultists In Kwara State Polytechnic. Graphic Pic

A student of the Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara State, Identified as Kazeem Adedolapo Oloto, has been reportedly shot dead by suspected cultists in a clash. According to reports, the victim was shot dead on Wednesday around Hamdalat International School, Atari Area of Offa, the day the Students’ Union election was held at the mini campus.
Confirming the death of the student on Friday, the authorities of the school, in a statement signed by its Head, Public Relations and Protocol Unit, Ladi Badmos stated that the killing was not connected to the student union election.

The statement:

The attention of the Polytechnic Authority (sic) has been drawn by Offa Divisional Police Office to the death of a student of the polytechnic, identified as Kazeem Adedolapo Oloto, who was said to have been shot dead by suspected cultists around Hamdalat International School, Atari Area of Offa.

The management has ensured the release of his body to his family after they have fulfilled necessary conditions laid down by the Divisional Police Office, Offa.

The management wishes to state categorically that the death of Kazeem Adedolapo Oloto is not in any way connected to the just concluded Student’ Union election, held at the polytechnic mini campus on 13 June 2016.

It is, therefore, important to allay the fears of the general public, especially parents and guardians, that the sad event is not a fall-out of the election.

As always, the polytechnic campuses remain absolutely calm and peaceful just as staff and students go about their respective duties unhindered.

The Kwara State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Ajayi Okasanmi noted that the police had commenced investigation into the incident.