A part four Psychology student of the Ondo State owned Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Olumuyiwa Ewarawon, has been allegedly murdered by a suspected paramilitary organization operating in the University. The deceased according to reports, was the only son of his aged mother.
The family in a petition to the Ondo State Commissioner of Police, Mike Ogbodu, filed by the counsel to the deceased’s father, Chief Goodluck Ibitoye Ewarawon, alleged that Olumuyiwa was attacked in his room at Shanghai Hostel in Akungba, a private hostel outside the school campus, by
the armed gang of seven boys under the guise of being student cadet officers.
The counsel to the family, Olufemi Meduoye, said:“The armed assailants broke into Olumuyiwa’s room while he was asleep and attacked him, thereafter, brutalized, bruised and inflicted on him fatal injuries from which he fell into coma. The gang dumped Olumuyiwa’s body at the General Hospital, Iwarooka Akoko before good samaritans brought the incident to the attention of the family three days later.”They said they took the comatose body of Olumuyiwa from the hospital to Trauma Centre Ondo which instantly referred the case to Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife.
The family said the boy never came out of coma and died later in the hospital. While the University authorities responded by condemning all para-military organizations in the institution, it was reported late yesterday that two of the suspects had been arrested.
Police Image Maker, Femi Joseph, who confirmed the incident said that the suspect is on the run and that detectives are on his trail. He, however, assured that the suspect would soon be apprehended and made to face the law court. However, the family of the deceased is insisting that the culprits who allegedly killed their son should be made to face the wrath of the law. They urged the Commissioner of Police to use his good office to ensure a full investigation of the murder of Olumuyiwa by the suspected Cadet Officers. Also, they asked the authorities of the institution to look at the activities of some armed gang who operated under the guise of para-military to attack members of the public.
The family also asked the security forces and the state government to be alert to the activities of such organizations with a view to protecting the lives of innocent citizens.