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The Ogun state Police command has debunked the report that five students of Ogun state Institute of Technology, Igbesa have been killed while their hostels were invaded by the indigenes of the host community.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi said this on Sunday while reacting to the social media report insinuating that some students have been killed by the indigenes in retaliation of the death of an automobile technician, Salaudeen Lawal.
Oyeyemi said this through a statement he issued ,saying, “the attention of Ogun state police command has been drawn to a news story being circulated on social media that there is crisis at Igbesa in Ado odo-Ota local government area of the state in which five students of Institute of Technology igbesa were reportedly killed and their hostels invaded by the indigenes of the town.
“The command wishes to state that the information is not only misleading and therefore false, it is a calculated attempt to cause disaffection between the indigenes of the town and the student population.”
Oyeyemi while expalining said “the truth of the matter is that an automobile mechanic who was identified as Lawal Salaudeen was invited to fix a vehicle which had a mechanical fault.
” While he was rectifying the fault, a notorious cultist popularly known as Bobo, accused the mechanic of obstructing the road with the vehicle he was working on. This led to an argument between them, consequent upon which the said Bobo broke a bottle and stabbed Salaudeen Lawal on his hand which cut one of the veins.
“He was rescued to the hospital by the police who responded to distress call from the scene, but Unfortunately, died while receiving treatment.
“The command has launched a massive manhunt for the fleeing suspect, while the homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department has been directed to take over the case for discreet investigation.
“The command hereby appeals to the general public to disregard the misleading and mischievous information circulating on social media by those who are hell bent on causing confusion in the state as no student was killed and no hostel or house was burnt in Igbesa or any part of the state. The fleeing suspect is neither a student nor an indigene of the town.”