Hoodlums, speculated to be cult members, on Saturday unleashed terror in the Ijagun, Ijebu Ode area of Ogun State, during which they killed a final-year student of the Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun.

According to PUNCH Metro, the cult members, who were armed with cutlasses and guns, at about 12pm invaded Abapawa – an area off the campus – and chased students, during which the victim, Ganiyu Oloyede, was hacked to death.

Oloyede was said to be a 400-level student of Social Studies in TASUED.

It was learnt that Oloyede was hacked to death by the cult members because his girlfriend, whose name could not yet be ascertained, was beaten up by one of the cult members, and the victim had reportedly challenged the assault.

It was said that the cult members later mobilised to the hostel where Oloyede, who was preparing for his teaching practice stayed and killed him.

Punch adds that there was tension in Abapapawa, as students shut themselves in, while the cult attack persisted. Policemen from the Obalende division later arrived at the scene to remove Oloyede’s corpse to a mortuary.

A female student and eyewitness, who gave her name only as Bisola, said Oloyede, aka Agunrege, was killed as a result of the cult clash between Aye and Aloera confraternities.

She said:

“The crisis started at about 12pm in Abapawa in Ijagun. The area has several students’ hostels. I saw the boys running around with cutlasses. They were later said to be Aye and Aloera cult members.

“They chased Ganiyu (Oloyede) to a corner and cut him with cutlasses until he died. What started the fight was that Ganiyu had a girlfriend who was beaten up few days ago by one of the cult members. The cult member was said to be interested in the lady.

“Ganiyu had protested the beating of his girlfriend by the cult member and the culprit went to invite his friends, who attacked Ganiyu. Students are still in fear because the cult members are threatening to unleash more mayhem.”

Another student, who did not want his name in print, said the cult members came on a reprisal to attack a rival cult member, but Ganiyu was the one they met in the hostel.

He said:

“On getting to Ganiyu’s hostel, the cult members did not meet the person they came to attack. When they saw Ganiyu, one of them recalled that he had had an issue with him (Ganiyu) over a girlfriend. So, they vented their anger on him.

“Right now, Ijagun is hot and the soldiers who came to restore normalcy are only arresting and harassing innocent students. The cult members have all gone into hiding after the killing. We want the police to intensify their patrol around the campus. We want our peace to be restored.”

Punch gathered that Oloyede’s corpse had been deposited by the police in a morgue in Ijebu Ode for an autopsy. The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the killing.

He said:

“There was a clash between members of the Aye and Aloera cults in an area around the university.
“When the policemen got to the scene, the deceased, a 400-level student, was found dead with machete cuts. The body has been deposited in a morgue for an autopsy. Normalcy has been restored to the area now. Meanwhile, effort is on to arrest the fleeing suspects.”

The Public Relations Officer, TASUED, Nureni Bakenne, said the deceased student was supposed to undergo a teaching practice.

“The school, through its chief security officer, has put in place several security measures to prevent a recurrence. “Our school has not witnessed a cult clash in a long time,” he added.


  1. Only a fool will start a dangerous fight to defined a lady on the name of love. I can’t even force a lady to love me. Talk less of fighting a guy on the name of fake love. That we don’t know what we happened in twinkle of an eye.

  2. i dont kno wat 2 say abt ds bt if only d dead knew,he culd v walked away 4rm it all.2 d living dat commited d act,wat d u gain by hackn a frend ova a lady u dnt kno mayb playn d 2 of u games?.

  3. Everybody typing rubbish on here should just shut up! Biko! Shut up!
    This guy is a friend, a college mate and a school mate! He just happened to be a victim of circumstance!

  4. Brainless…u kill becos of a girl wey nor even be yo wife…u want to proclaim yosef tough and hardcore by killing the dude…guess what yur still among the dumb greater percentage on this earth…someday I hope we get enlightened enuuf to see what’s important and what’s not….congrats killer hope it makes u bigger (ekpa)

  5. If d guy is not part of u & does of u involve d not change ur ways & give ur lives to God b4 dis month ends ur parent will use there hands to bury u b4 dis year ends in Jesus name

  6. Nothing girls can not cause, dat is why in d beginning dey are d one dat bring cause on humanity,word Of God also keep on warning us to keep off from them till we marry, for dey are destiny destroyer nd now look at it,once life lost cannever regain. RIP is all i have for him.

  7. Av always said no woman or man is worth a drop of my blood d girl should stay away frm u simple if God said u will marry her nothing is gonna stop that after ur graduation but guys dnt listen nw d stupid girl will mourn u at maximum 2 weeks den a new maga takes over

  8. Fine boy loved by all the girls and he was busy taking people’s girlfriends, giving them free hugs, bouncing and smiling… Forgetting he was sent to school to go and learn… Now he is dead the girl is still alive… His mother is seriously crying now… When will these small boys learn… No girl in this world is worth dying for i swear… But come you that is killing others because of a girl, you get sense at all… Insecurity is your biggest problem… If a girl doesn’t like you again move on… You don’t spend on a girl and expect to get it back or chain her forever because you spent money on her… You are not the first and probably wont be the last… And you girls please stop dating cult boys and dating another at the same time… Now this boy is dead and you are alive…well Its the boy that was stupid…

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