Desmond Obukobo Oghenerukhewe, also known as Mayor, was killed in one of the residence halls on campus, according to the Edo state police command. He was a final-year University of Benin student.
SP Chidi Nwabuzor, a spokesman for the state police command, confirmed the news to journalists on Tuesday and said the killing was cult-related.
He claimed that the deceased Mayor, who oversaw the Kegite Club at the university and belonged to a secret Maphites cult, was killed by members of the Bl@ck Axe, also known as Aye.
He said the following.
“The DPO Ugbowo reported that he received a phone call from the university’s CSO about the incident, and when they arrived, a room in Hall 3 contained the lifeless body and some items, including a voter’s card, a school ID card, and other items.
“Early results of the investigation indicated that the victim was a Mahpites member while the murderers were Aye members. The SCID will receive the case from the DPO so they can continue their investigation. “.
The University of Benin’s administration has, however, denounced the brutal murder of a male student in his final year on Monday night, who was killed inside his dorm room in the well-known Hall 3 residence hall on campus.
Mrs. Benedicta Ehanire, the spokeswoman for UNIBEN, said in a statement that “Management is working closely with the internal security units in ensuring that such dastardly incident does not occur again within the University’s premises.”. “.
While conferring with the slain student’s family and friends, the UNIBEN Management urged other students to maintain their composure because “the Police and other Security Agencies are working hard to fish out and arrest the culprit.”.