A student journalist at the Department of Mass Communication, Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, Mr Lawal Sodiq has written a petition to the Department of Security Service in Osun State and Osun State Police Command alleging threat to his life by some cultists in the polytechnic.

Sodiq said the cultists threatened to eliminate him because he reported an allegation of financial misconduct and abuse of office by the leadership of the Students’ Union in the institution.

Sodiq appealed to security agencies to be proactive and save him from untimely death at a time that two students of Osun State University suddenly disappeared and could not be found up till this moment.

The National Diploma (NDII) student explained that his life has been in serious danger since he reported the suspension of the Students’ Union executives by the Students’ Representative Council (SRC)

It will be recalled that the institution’s SRC had earlier suspended some of the elected officers of the Students Union Government for allegedly mismanaging the Union’s treasury.

The President of the Students’ Union, Muhammad Surajudeen, the Financial Secretary, Adewale Quadri and the Auditor, Olabode Olaosun were unanimously suspended by SRC.

SRC which is the legislative arm of the Students’ Union also impeached the Vice President, Ganiyu Oseni and the Treasurer, Musa Jamiu.

In his petition to security agencies in which he copied the authority of the institution, civil society groups and journalists, Sodiq said the threat by the cultists must not be taken with levity.

According to the petition, Sodiq said “I was in my room yesterday night when I received a call from an unknown caller with mtn number: 09039791528, telling me to be prepared to die this week.

Sodiq added, “the cultist said: ‘you think you can expose us with your stories. All your bosses know me. I can assure that you are gone. I will deal with you mercilessly. I will make sure you regret your action. As a matter of fact, consider yourself dead this week.”

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