Suspected cultists have killed a student of the University of Abuja, Onyekachi Azubuko. He was killed behind his parents’ residence off Gado Nasko Way, Kubwa, a satellite town in the Federal Capital Territory.
Northern City News gathered that Onyekachi, 25, was shot dead on Tuesday afternoon shortly after stepping out of the house to meet some friends.
His corpse was identified by his brother, Joel, before it was taken to the Kubwa General Hospital by the police.
It was learnt that residents of the area were thrown into panic when they heard sporadic gunshots by unknown gunmen, who were believed to be members of a cult group.
Findings indicate that Azubuko, the father of the deceased, was at work when Joel told him about the incident, prompting him to visit the Kubwa General Hospital morgue to see the body of his second son.
The bereaved father was reluctant to comment on the incident when our correspondent visited his residence on Thursday.
“The family has nothing to say on the incident, the police are already investigating it and if you need any information, please, go to the Kubwa Divisional Police Station,” he stated.
But prompted further, Azubuko said Onyekachi was planning to go back to school before he was killed, adding that he was trying to raise money for him and his brother, a student of Abia State University.
He described the deceased as a brilliant student and a good sportsman, noting that he had warned him against keeping company with men of suspicious character.
The father said, “He was a son dear to my heart, a good sportsman and a brilliant student. But I observed that he had been derailing, he has been keeping company with some suspicious characters and I asked him about his friends, but he denied being a member of a cult group.
“We are a strong Christian family and we don’t condone acts of indiscipline. I warned him several times about the company he was keeping.”
Azubuko said the family was already making arrangements for Onyekachi’s funeral.