Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun has condemned the killing of a 300-level student of Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun.
In a statement issued on Sunday in Abeokuta by the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Information and Strategy, Waheed Adesina, the government described the killing as a dastardly act.
It promised the management and students of the university that the perpetrators would not go unpunished.
He disclosed that the police had been instructed to invite all those concerned, including the baale of Imaweje village, the institution’s host community where the incident happened, to unravel the cause of the death.
“No one has the right to take the law into their own hands. Every action necessary would be taken to punish all those involved,” the statement said. “The government appealed to the students of the institution to remain peaceful and law-abiding while waiting for the outcome of the police investigation.”
The Ogun government added, “Such an incident will not be allowed to happen again anywhere in the state.”
Some angry students protested violently in the aftermath of the murder, allegedly setting four houses ablaze in the community, including the baale’s.
The deceased, whose name had yet to be ascertained, was reportedly beaten to death for belonging to a cult group.
Meanwhile, the university’s management has shut down the school to forestall an escalation of the crisis.