The Ugbowo Campus of the University of Benin were thrown into shock on Friday, October 24, 2014, as unknown gunmen shot and killed a 3rd year student of the university of the Department of Chemistry, Gbenedio Ejyroghene, also known as Kazito during a carnival at about 7pm.
It was learnt that the incident happened during a Jeans Carnival organised for final year students of the Faculty of Physical Sciences at 1000-Lecture Theatre field of the faculty deceased was actively involved in.
A source in the institution, who pleaded anonymity, told our correspondent that the late chemistry student was on probation until his death and was often spotted in the final year class of the department, Punch reports.
The source said, “He was in 300-level and was on probation. But he was not always in his class.
“A final-year Jeans Carnival was on that day for the faculty and students were having fun. So, he joined them. Suddenly, we heard a gunshot.
“We didn’t even know that he was the one that was shot. It was later that we saw him on the ground.”
Confirming the incident, the Public Relations Officer of the institution, Harris Osarenren, disclosed that the corpse of the deceased had been deposited at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital morgue.
Also, he said the Ugbowo police had been intimated about the incident and they are currently carrying out investigations to fish out the culprits.
“The incident which took place at the Ugbowo Campus of the University has been reported at the Ugbowo Police Station, while the body has been deposited at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City.
“Investigation is on-going by the Nigeria Police to unravel the circumstance surrounding his death,” Osarenren.