Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, has said that an undergraduate allegedly killed by a guard at a hotel in Ikorodu, Lagos, is not a student of the institution.
Miss Busayo Ogunkoya, 22, was reportedly shot dead by one Mr. Azeez Ibrahim, a guard attached to Mambillah Hotel during a birthday party on July 5. Ibrahim was said to be drunk when he shot Ogunkoya.
In a statement signed by the Director, Communication and Marketing, Mr. Joshua Suleiman, however, the authorities at the university said while Ogunkoya was admitted into the university some years back, she had since dropped out.
“While we regret the passing away of Busayo Ogunkoya, and sympathise with her family who currently are in anguish over this irreparable loss, Babcock University wishes to state here unequivocally that the victim was not our student at the time of her death.
She was admitted into Babcock University during the 2011/2012 academic session to read Public Administration. She dropped out of the university after one semester. Since then she ceased to be out student. Therefore, she could not have been our student.’’
Confirming the incidence, the Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Lelma Kolle, had said, “Yes, the incident happened. The girl was in the hotel and the security man opened fire on her. Nobody knows his reason for doing that. The police have arrested the assistant manager of the hotel, the deceased’s boyfriend and the security man. The case has been transferred to the SCID.’’