Suspected cultists have killed a student of Kwara State Polytechnic identified as Olawale, in Ilorin, the state capital.
It was reported that Olawale was killed by a rival cult group shortly after he left home on Tuesday.
A further report had it that his severed head was found in the morning around Unity roundabout in Ilorin several hours after his mother searched for him.
The whereabouts of the body are still unknown before the filing of this report.
It was gathered that Olawale 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 for 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.
The spokesman of the state police 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.