Final Year Medical Student, 9 Others Killed During AAU Graduation Party— And Cultists Are Still Not Backing Down
A final year medical student of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, simply identified as Dr Einstein, alongside nine others were allegedly killed by cultists on Tuesday.
It was reported that the deaths resulted from a fight between two men at the venue of the graduation party of the students at Judges quarters in Ekpoma.
However, as other people attempted to stop the fight, one of the men, said his clothes had been torn by the peacemakers and he promised to make them pay for it.
It was reported that he left and later returned with his friends. They were all allegedly armed with guns. The angry man searched for the man, he had been fighting with earlier and on sighting him, he and his friends shot him and those, who had tried to make peace between them.
According to reports, about 10 people were killed, including Dr. Einstein, a final year medical student who was expected to graduate next week.
Other casualties include one Ose Abulu, his girlfriend and Jerry Omobude, who was an engineering student of the institution.
Meanwhile, the Edo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Johnson Kokumo, has confirmed the killing of a student and four others injured at the graduation party. He said it was a clash among members of rival cult groups.
He further stated that no fewer than four suspects had been arrested with arms and ammunition recovered from them.
The CP, who spoke to Punch on the telephone, said, “I am currently in Osun State for a national assignment. But the report reaching me does not confirm 10 (dead). I got a wind of it (incident) that five people were shot in a cult rivalry.
“The people at war were members of different cult groups. The shooting was as a result of cult rivalry; that is the information reaching me.
“Arrests have been made. I think four or six people have been arrested with weapons recovered. I do not know whether all of them (victims) actually died.
“But the information, as of yesterday (Tuesday) was that five people were shot, one was confirmed dead and the remaining four were taken to a hospital.