By Olajide Idowu
The police in Osun have confirmed the killing of Hassan Adedeji, an alumnus of Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State and a commercial motorcyclist.
Police spokesperson in the state, SP Yemisi Opalola, who confirmed the killings on Thursday in Osogbo, said they were shot dead close to the gate of the institution.
Opalola said the killer, Rasheed Okoolu, as reported to the police by an eyewitness, is a notorious cultist.
She said police had launched an intensive manhunt to arrest him.
Also, the Public Relations Officer of the polytechnic, Mr Sola Lawal, in a statement, appealed to students to be calm and to allow the police to conduct their investigation.
“I can confirm to you that one Hassan Adedeji, an HND graduate of Banking and Finance and an awaiting NYSC corps member, as well as a commercial motorcyclist, were shot dead on Wednesday in Ede town.
“The polytechnic’s management is very saddened by this unfortunate incident.
“Let me use this opportunity to appeal to our students to remain calm and be law-abiding, while we await final police investigation into this dastardly act.
“May Almighty God give the bereaved families the fortitude to bear the loss,’’ he stated.
Students of the polytechnic staged a protest, blocked roads in Ede while demanding for the arrest of the suspected killer.
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