Cultism: Vigilance group leader in Ikorodu killed

• LASU suspends four students

The restive community in Aga area of Ikorodu, Lagos State was into confusion on Saturday following the gruesome murder of the leader of Onyabo vigilante, Afeez Oseni, by suspected cultist.

According to an eyewitness account, Oseni was severally shot by the assailant, while he was playing a card game with his friends. His death, The Guardian learnt, led to a tumultuous weekend for residents because of fears of reprisal attacks by his group members.

The late leader, who was known in the neighbourhood as Geleti, was found death after the shooting, which signaled a resurgence of cultists’ activities in the neighbourhood.

Oseni’s death was coming a day after the authorities of the Lagos State University (LASU) said it has suspended four students for alleged involvement in cultism.

The school authority alleged that the four students abducted a fellow student from his hostel for initiation. According to a statement released by the institution, the conducts of the suspended students, could result in the breach of peace on the campus.

The names of the affected students were given as ‎Shola Rapheal-Olatoye, from Department of Management Technology, Saheed Shittu of Social Science Faculty, Rapheal Anifowose of Economics Department and Muritala Babajide-Ikuforiji, Faculty of Education.

The statement added that the decision to suspend the students was taken by the Vice-chancellor, who invoked section 28 of the law establishing LASU.

The affected students are to immediately proceed on their suspension from the university pending their appearance before the Students Disciplinary Committee.

“In ‎view of this development, the suspended students are not to participate in any academic or social related activities of the university until the suspension is lifted,’’ the statement stated.

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