OAU student beaten to death over theft of phone

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife, gate

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife, gate.

By Dorcas Elusogbon

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile-Ife, said it has set up a committee to probe alleged beating to death of a part 5 student of the institution for allegedly stealing a mobile phone.

The student, whose full identity was not disclosed died of a mob action on the allegation that he stole a phone, the Public Relations Officer of the University, Mr Abiodun Olarewaju said in a statement sent to journalists on Tuesday, in Ile-Ife.

“Saddened by this ugly development which he described as unfortunate, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Simeon Bamire, has set up a committee to unravel the circumstances that led to this incident.

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“The action of the mob, being a violation of the law of the country and of the University regulations, has been reported to the police who have commenced investigations.

“The University administration hereby commiserates with the parents of the deceased, staff and students, and prays that God will grant us the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss,” the statement added.

He admonished students to desist from taking laws into their hands and to report any criminal activities to the University authorities for immediate actions.


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