SAD: Fresh UNILORIN Graduate Crush To Death With A MortarA fresh graduate of the University of Ilorin, (UNILORIN), Korede Adeyanju, was killed by attackers who broke into his Ikorodu home and broke his head with a mortar (pestle), the Punch reports.
Adeyanju, 22, who was awaiting his call up for the National Youth Service Corps, was attacked on Friday.
He was rushed to the Ikorodu General Hospital, where he was confirmed dead. His body has been deposited at the hospital morgue.
His uncle, Kehinde Adeyanju, said the assailants were suspected to be members of the Badoo cult, a group which had been terrorising Ikorodu residents.
“He finished schooling last year and was awaiting the national service. When the call up was delayed, he decided to start working as a cashier in a sports betting centre in order to get busy. He started the job last Monday.
“He had returned from work on Thursday and was chatting on the phone with some of his friends till the early hours of Friday, when the men entered the room.
“They had tried getting in through the sitting room, but the burglar-proof bars prevented them. They later went in through the bedroom after removing the burglar-proof bars, which probably were not strong enough.
“From what we saw, it appeared that he struggled with them before they overpowered him and smashed his skull with a mortar which they also left behind.”
According to Adeyanju, the Badoo gang had been killing residents, and it was their trademark to leave a mortar (pestle) by the body of their victims.
The victim’s brother, Olayinka, added that the assailants stole Korede’s two phones and his laptop. He added that the gang also attempted to break into the landlord’s house, but they only succeeded in tearing his net as they couldn’t break the burglar-proof bars.
While calling for the arrest and prosecution of the killers, Olayinka said his brother was among the many victims of the Badoo gang. he added many peopel suspected the community leaders of having a hand in the killings because when one of the cult members was arrested sometime ago, he insisted on seeing one of the community leaders before he would talk.
He described his late brother Korede as gentle and easy-going, adding that his death was a big loss to the family.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the incident, adding that investigations would reveal the cause of death.
There have been an increase reported cases of crimes, gang violence and kidnapping in Ikorodu in recent times.