A welder, Olaiya Ibraheem, has allegedly been killed by a mob for stealing iron rods.
Eye witness account revealed that the mob included members of Oodua Peoples’ Congress, led by one Wakili Adesina alias Doki.
The suspected killers of Ibraheem were alleged to have also attacked a commercial bus driver (name not ascertained) who conveyed the victim to the land of Redeemer’s University, Ede to cart away some iron rods.
The bus driver was beaten to stupor and still receiving medical attention in an undisclosed hospital in the town.
A resident of Ede who identified himself as Asunmo Afeez said “the University has traced where he was putting the stolen iron rods and they put him under surveillance.
“We learnt that he took commercial bus to go and pack the stolen iron rods on Sunday morning when the OPC members who are on unofficial surveillance for Redeemer’s University led by ‘Doki’ shot him and beat the driver to stupor.
Afeez disclosed that the OPC members are unofficial security of the institution who have been working for them since 2014 when the land tussle between the University and the community started.
It was gathered that the deceased is a son of Imam Olaiya, the Amir of Zumuratu Mumini in Ede.
Ibraheem was said to have been rushed to Oke-Iresi Police Division in the Redeemer’s University’s security bus before the policemen asked that he should be taken to the hospital.
Before Ibraheem could get to State Hospital in Ede, he had given up the ghost.
When contacted, the Head, Directorate of Public Affairs, Redeemer’s University, Ede, Mr. Adetunji Adeleye confirmed the death of Ibraheem and said he did not die within the university premises.
Adeleye, in a chat with journalists in his office on Tuesday said hoodlums killed Ibraheem on Sunday at Ededimeji area, an extension of the school’s land.
He denied that the school’s security vehicle was used to convey the deceased to the hospital even though our correspondent sighted a video of how Ibraheem was placed on the school’s security vehicle.
Adeleye said there had been some security breaches before the ugly development happened saying that the institution operates nonviolence policy.