A statement by the university Public Relations Officer, Ademola Adesoji, on Monday, said Oke is a part-time final-year political science student of the institution.
According to him, the institution had reached out to Oke’s family after he failed to show up for his final paper on Saturday, and it was discovered that he had been attacked for refusing to join a cult.
Adesoji quoted eyewitnesses as saying the student was attacked with cutlasses, stones and thereafter set ablaze by the assailants before residents came to his rescue.
He said, “We noticed that Victor was absent for his final paper in the afternoon and decided to contact his parents. It was later discovered that he was attacked by unknown cultists in the early hours of Saturday.
“It was gathered that some of the eyewitnesses living in the area where the incident happened reported that they heard Oke Ademiju Victor shouting that he was not joining their cult, while they continued to hit him with cutlasses, hard stones and attempted to burn him, partially succeeding before he was eventually rescued.
“We have since been following up with the parents and it is confirmed that he was rushed to the university’s teaching hospital for treatment and later moved to an undisclosed hospital where he is currently receiving treatment.”
“The university security unit is currently working with the Police to ensure the culprits are exposed and brought to book. The cultists must be arrested.”
This is coming weeks after a 12-year-old student of Dowen College, Sylvester Oromoni Junior, was allegedly beaten to death by his senior colleagues for refusing to join a cult.