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Armed robbers struck in Ibadan, kill student days to his wedding

Armed robbers killed a final year student of the Ibadan Polytechnic as the men of the under world invaded Ojo area in the city.

The victim, Ebenezer Ayeni, a student of Music Department at the institution,was killed in the early hours of Thursday.

Ayeni was until his death in Higher National Diploma (HND 2) in the Polytechnic.

He was also the President of the Christian fellowship in the school.

Sources said the deceased, who lived at the Bodija area of Ibadan, was slated to wed his fiance next Saturday.

He was shot by the criminals during a visit to see his mother at Ojoo.

The Public Relations Officer of the Institution, Soladoye Adewole confirmed the incident.

Adewole described the death of Ayeni as a great loss to the Polytechnic and society at large.

He said Ayeni who lives in an apartment in Bodija went to see his mother in Ojoo when the armed robbers invaded the community.

He said the armed robbers successfully operated in the area and asked Ayeni to lead them to other neighbours apartments but when he declined, the armed robbers shot him in his leg.

He said Ayeni was taken to a private hospital where he was rejected and bled for over three hours, during which time he lost a lot of blood and died.

“We are in a sad mood as we speak. Such a successful man and an employer of labour at that age was killed.

“It is a great loss to the polytechnic and to the society because he was an employer of labour.”

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