Kogi State Varsity student stabbed to death


From  Joseph Amedu, Lokoja


Gov Yayaha Bello of Kogi State

Staff and students of Kogi state university, Ayingba were thrown into mourning  on Wednesday evening when   one Ali Shariff, a 300 – level student in the department of  Philosophy and Religious studies was allegedly stabbed to death  .

He was said to have been killed by one Yusuf popularly known as Santa Cruise, a 100 level student of  the department of public administration.

According to an eye witness account, the deceased who marked his birthday on the day he was killed  was said to have attempted to separate a quarrel between Yusuf, his killer and one other student when the incident occurred.

The account said the incident  happened at about 4pm, Wednesday in  front of  the school gate  behind MTN office close to the deceased lodge.

The late Shariff  described as easy -going and gentle was said to have had similar  misunderstanding with Yusuf,   who was his room mate , but the issue was  said to have been  amicably resolved by their landlord.

Shariff, also the operator of Umbrella multimedia studio was said to have been stabbed with a broken bottle in the neck and he bled to death before help could reach him.

He  was confirmed dead by medical personnel at the  Good shepherd hospital, Ayingba.

When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the institution, Joseph  Edegbo refused to pick several calls made to him on his cell phone neither did he respond to a text message sent to him.

However, the Police Public Relations officer of the Kogi state command of the Nigeria Police Force, Williams Aya when contacted confirmed the killing saying that the police is  currently trailing the  killer for arrest and immediate prosecution.