JUST IN: Panic as UniBen final year student shot dead in hostel

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A final-year student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) has been shot dead in what appeared to be a cult-related killing.

The late student popularly known as ‘Mayor’ and of the Public Administration Department, was shot at about 9 pm on Monday in his room at Hall 3 Hostel.

The incident caused panic among students. He was also said to be a Kegite chief before he was killed.

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A student who pleaded anonymity said the deceased was shot in the face at point-blank range.

The student said, “The killing of Desmond has caused panic in the school. Students are even afraid to stay in the hostel. He was shot in the face and had no chance to survive the attack.”

As at the time of filing this report, it was gathered that his remains had been deposited in the mortuary at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital.

However, attempts to get a reaction from the school proved abortive as a WhatsApp message sent to the Public Relations Officer of the University, Dr. Benedicta Ehanire, was not replied to.

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