Ondo State Police Command men on Thursday prevented students at Akungba-Akoko’s Adekunle Ajasin University from protesting the passing of a classmate.
The dead, whose identity had not yet been established at the time this story was filed, was allegedly stabbed to death by individuals thought to belong to a cult.
The student, who apparently lived outside the school’s campus, was said to have been attacked by locals who were thought to be members of a cult.
Anger over the incident reportedly led the AAUA students to take to the streets to protest, but they were stopped by police officers sent to the scene to prevent a conflict between the students and local residents.
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs. Funmilayo Odunlami, who confirmed the incident said policemen were quickly drafted to the streets to prevent a breakdown of law and order while an investigation had started into the matter.
She said the student was confirmed dead at the hospital where he was rushed to.
She said, “An indigene had an issue with a student and one thing led to the other, and he stabbed the student which resulted in the student’s death.
“Students took to the street to protest, the corpse was taken to the morgue by police.
“While on it, some people mobilized to the house of the suspect’s mother to set it ablaze. Policemen and the people are there to put out the fire.”