A former Chief Security Officer (CSO) of the Polytechnic, Ibadan, Ahmed Olalekan, has been shot dead by suspected cultists.

The hoodlums reportedly traced him to his home in Apete, Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

Olalekan, a graduate of the institution, was shot on the neck on Monday by suspected members of the dreaded Aiye Confraternity of Nigeria.

An eyewitness told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday that the suspected assailants inflicted some machete cuts on the deceased before they fled.

The late ex-CSO, who had reportedly been behind the clampdown on cultism in the institution, enraged his colleagues who blocked vehicular traffic on Sango-Eleyele Road in Ibadan.

NAN gathered that some members of the Apete Youths Forum also protested yesterday the killing on the premises of the institution.

When NAN visited the institution, only a few students were on campus, while virtually all the lecture halls were empty.

The school’s security operatives were on patrol with some posted to strategic locations to prevent a breakdown of law and order.

Confirming the incident, police spokesman Adekunel Ajisebutu, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), said some policemen had been deployed in the campus to maintain law and order.

Ajisebutu said some arrests were made and exhibits, such as axes and cutlasses, recovered.

The spokesman said Police Commissioner Abiodun Odude had directed that discrete investigation into the incident be carried out and the suspects are charged to court.

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