A 26-year-old student of the Delta State Polytechnic, Otefe Oghara, Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State, Frank Ochuko, has been killed by suspected cultists.
It was gathered that the incident happened on Sunday outside a popular hotel in Oghara community.
A source said that the deceased was hacked to death around 8pm.
He said, “Frank sat an exam yesterday morning. He went to see a lecturer who had sent for him in a hotel in the community.
“He was returning when he was attacked by a gang who had cutlasses and axes. They killed him and dumped his body in the community.”
Another resident, who identified himself simply as Avweroso, alleged that Frank was dating a girl who was in a relationship with a member of the Aiye cult.
“They almost fought in school sometime ago, so I think his death is cult-related,” he added.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Onome Onowakpoyeya, confirmed the murder.
She said, “Yes, a young man at the polytechnic, Otefe Oghara, was killed yesterday and the police are investigating the killing.”