Thursday, July 28, 2011
Cultists rape 2 students and post their nude pics on Facebook
Two ladies suspected to be students of the Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ijagun, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State were allegedly raped by some members of a secret cult and their nude pictures posted on the social-network site, Facebook.
The development led to a violent attack among warring cult groups in the town leaving at least two students of the university dead, and paralyzing commercial activities in Ijebu-Ode and its environs.
The female students, who were alleged to be members of the cult group, Red Rose, were said to have been abducted and taken into a nearby bush where they were raped.
A witness told Daily Trust that trouble started when parents of the raped students saw the pictures on Face book, and reported the matter to the police which prompted them to invade the school to arrest the alleged perpetrators.
“When the police arrived the school, the cultists were sitting close to the old gate of the university. They resisted arrest and ran away, and after a lot of effort by the police, four of them were arrested while one was shot dead,” the witness said.
Confirming the incident, the Public Relations Officer of the university, Mr Gbenga Omilola said a 200 level student, Mr. Wole Lasisi was shot dead by police, and that the hoodlums who raped the students were not students of the university.
He said the disturbance occurred outside the school’s premises and that it did not affect academic activities. He added that the institution’s management has setup a fact-finding committee to investigate the remote and immediate cause of the incident.