A Student of Kwara State Polytechnic, identified as Olawale, has been killed by suspected cultists in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.
It was gathered that his assailants, who are from a rival cult group, ambushed him shortly after he left home on Tuesday.
His severed head was found in the morning around Unity roundabout in Ilorin after several hours of search by his aged mother.
The whereabouts of the body is still unknown before the filing of this report.
It was gathered that the deceased was also a phone repairer at the popular challenge phone market, Ilorin.
According to the mother, “Olawale left home past 8 on Monday morning. But when he didn’t return on time which was unusual of him, I called his number several times but there was no response.
“We now decided to report at the ‘A’ Division police station and also go to his school and search hospitals if perhaps he had an accident.
“However, it was while searching for him that we saw some persons gathered around a spot around Unity, taking pictures.
“It turned out to be the severed head of my son,” the mother who couldn’t control her emotions said.
When contacted on Wednesday, the Police Public Relations Officer (PRO) in the state command, Ajayi Okasanmi, said efforts to arrest the perpetrators was ongoing.
“While responding to a distress call, a bodiless head was recovered at Challenge area of Ilorin on Tuesday.
“Investigation so far confirmed it was an attack by cultists.
“Deceased was also a suspected cultist, an alleged student of Kwara Polytechnic. An effort to arrest the perpetrators is ongoing,” he said.
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