UNIBEN speaks on murder of final year student

UNIBEN final year student shot dead

The University of Benin (UNIBEN) in Edo State has condemned the murder of a final year student of the school.

Desmond alias Mayor was shot in the face at close range on Monday night.

He was a student of the Department of Public Administration and also the Kegite chief of the school.

In a statement on Tuesday, spokesman of UNIBEN Benedicta Ehanire said the management is working closely with the police and internal security to apprehend the killer.

The statement read, “The management of the University of Benin has condemned the brutal and sad killing of a final year male student, known mostly as ‘Mayor’ (real name withheld) on the night of Monday 3rd March, 2023.

“The gruesome shooting occurred in one of halls of residence and was carried out by yet to be identified gunman.

“While commiserating with the family and colleagues of the late student, the management enjoins other students to be calm.

“Management is also working closely with the internal security units in ensuring that such dastardly incident does not occur again within the university’s premises.”