The Nigerian Police has arrested not fewer than 70 persons in connection with the death of musician Damilola Damoche, a 400 level student of the Lagos State University, LASU, who was murdered in cold blood last Thursday by suspected cultists.
Vanguard gathered that the arrest was made by a combined team of the Area E police command who paraded the streets of Ojo, Iba, PPL, Igbo-Elerin, Igando, Okokomaiko, Iyana-Isashi and Onireke communities to fish out those involved in the clash.
The 25-year-old, who was a final year Banking and Finance student was brutally killed few metres away to the gate of the institution after writing a test.
Meanwhile, some pictures of corpse suspected to be students of the Lagos State University went viral on the Internet on Saturday, heightening tension in the school and its environs.
Consequently, students of the institution have expressed fear that some cult members might want to avenge Damoche’s death.
Speaking with the Student Union President, Ibrahim Tunji, who denied the death of more students, stated that the campus is calm.
He said: “I have not received news of the death of any student. I left the school on Friday and I came back on Saturday. So I wouldn’t know if anything had happened. You know anyone can fabricate any story but I don’t think there is need for panic”.
The police, as at the time of filing this report, have transferred the arrested suspects to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad for further investigations.