Desmond “Mayor,” Uniben Kegite Chief, Killed In Hostel Shooting

Desmond "Mayor," Uniben Kegite Chief, Killed In Hostel Shooting

The University of Benin mourns the tragic loss of student leader and Kegite Chief Desmond “Mayor,” who was fatally shot in his room at the Aminu Kano Hall 3 hostel.

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  • Desmond Rukevwe “Mayor,” a Kegite chief and student leader at UniBen, was fatally shot in his room at the Aminu Kano Hall 3 hostel.
  • The shooting is still being looked into, and the motives and circumstances have not yet been found.
  • The UniBen community is in mourning, and the university administration has increased security on campus to keep students and staff safe. 

Benin City, Nigeria ( – In a devastating turn of events, a beloved student leader at the University of Benin (UniBen) was allegedly shot dead on campus on Monday evening, April 3.

Desmond Rukevwe, known as “Mayor” by his peers and fellow students, was a prominent Kegite Chief residing in the university’s Aminu Kano Hall 3 hostel.

The incident occurred in Desmond’s room, where he was found with a gunshot wound to his head. The injury was so bad that he died right away, leaving the UniBen community shocked and sad.

Desmond Rukevwe
Desmond Rukevwe

The graphic nature of the scene has led to a decision not to release any images.

Desmond’s death is still a mystery, and the reasons and circumstances of the shooting are still being looked into.

In the meantime, the student government at UniBen has urged all students on campus to stay calm and prioritize their safety.

Desmond’s death is a huge loss for the university community because he was known for his leadership and charisma.

At the time this report was written, the UniBen administration had not yet said what it thought.

In response to the incident, more patrols and surveillance have been put in place on the UniBen campus to make sure that all students and staff are safe and healthy.

As the investigation goes on, there will be updates to keep the UniBen community and the public up to date on what’s going on.

In the meantime, the university and its community continue to mourn the tragic loss of Desmond “Mayor,” a young leader whose life was cut short far too soon.

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