The administration of Kwara State Polytechnic has refused the two suspects, Adama Joseph and Oreoluwa Davies, who were paraded by the Nigeria Police for the murder of a club owner, Adeniyi Ojo, in a hotel in Ilorin, Kwara State.
Remember that Adama stated during the interrogation on Wednesday at the Force Headquarters in Abuja that the victim had been requesting a sexual relationship with her for some time.
Shen also stated that she declined since she worked for him at one point and when she departed, he failed to meet her financial demands whenever she requested. Oreoluwa agreed with Adama’s account of the event.
She also claimed to have finished her ND programme at Kwara Polytechnic before the incident happened.
However, in a statement titled, “Re: How we killed club owner in hotel – Female Student,” which was made available to PUNCH Online by the institution’s Public Relations Officer, Halimat Garba, on Thursday, the registrar said the suspects are not students of the polytechnic.
The statement partly read, “The Management wishes to disclaim this discrediting and malicious news about the institution, stating that the suspects being paraded in Abuja by the force PRO, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, are students of Kwara State Polytechnic.
“The Polytechnic management wishes to state categorically that its students are good ambassadors of the Polytechnic, the state, and Nigeria at large and will never indulge in such acts.”
The institution stressed that the suspects’ claim that they were schooled at the polytechnic is untrue, baseless, and a figment of their imagination, noting that the claim was intended to drag the name of the ever-peaceful institution into the mud.
The registrar further urged all Polytechnic stakeholders and press members to verify anything tagged with the institution before circulating it.