A final year student of Ibadan Polytechnic, Ebenezer Ayeni, who was preparing for his wedding on June 19, was allegedly killed on Thursday night by armed robbers, who invaded the Ojoo area of Ibadan.
The deceased was a second-year Higher National Diploma student of Music, as well as the president of the Christian fellowship in the school.
A source told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the deceased, who lived in the Bodija area of Ibadan, was shot by the armed robbers while he was on a visit to see his mother at Ojoo.
The state’s police spokesman, Adewale Osifeso, confirmed the incident on Friday, saying that the police responded to a distress call from residents of the Oguntula area of Ojoo at about 1:00 a.m. on Thursday that suspected armed robbers had invaded the area and were creating havoc.
“At the point of reaching the crime scene, one Ebenezer Ayeni had already been shot and rushed to Oyemesi Hospital, along with Olayemi Josiah, who had sustained cuts on the head and neck,” Mr Osifeso said.
The spokesman said investigations were ongoing to apprehend the perpetrators.