Heartless! How Ritualists Killed 400-Level UNIOSUN Student
Timileyin Shonibare, before his death, was a 400-level student of the Osun State University.
Just when he was about wrapping up his journey in the school, he fell victim of what has become a scary reoccurrence in Osogbo – ritual killing.
The 400-level student was said have been declared missing a week earlier only for police to discover that Timileyin was killed by 19-year-old Sakariyau Abdulrafiu and one Yahya who is now at large.
The Osun state command of the police on Tuesday arrested the gang of ritualists suspected to have killed him.
Yahya was said to have smashed Timileyin's head twice with pestle before his head and palms were severed and other parts of the body dumped in the bush.
The severed parts were put in a local pot and burnt into ashes in the process of making money ritual.
Two other persons were also arrested in connection with the crime.
It was the third time within a month that ritualists would be arrested with human parts in Osun state.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Olafimihan Adeoye, confirmed the confession of the suspects, who described how they killed the student.
“We are of the opinion that all they did was in their attempt to make money,” he told Bounce News.
He promised that the Police will get justice for Timilehin but such promises have never been enough to pacify students, especially grieving ones.
There was pandemonium in Osogbo on Wednesday morning as students of the school stormed the streets in protest.
It was a violent scene as the obviously angry students marched from their school campus at Oke Baale, to the palace of the Ataoja of Osogbo, and made a stop at the Olaiya roundabout where a bonfire was made.
Then they proceeded towards the state Secretariat at Abeere.
The students who came out in thousands dressed in black, were seen destroying everything they came across, chasing people with sticks and iron materials.
The presence of security agents with only one patrol vehicle was not enough to deter the students as they went on rampage disrupting commercial and vehicular activities in the town.