A 500 -Level Student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Okoli Chizoputam, has been reportedly killed by mob who were also students of the institution over alleged phone theft.
The unfortunate incident according to information happened on Monday at Awo Hall, Obafemi Awolowo University Campus.
According to a statement released by the Students Union Government, SUG, President, Folahan Festus, the student was pronounced dead on arrival at the Emergency Department of the OAU teaching hospital on Tuesday afternoon.
We gathered that the deceased who was the student of OAU, from the department of Civil Engineering was accused of phone theft by some students who descended on him and allegedly beaten him to death
Meanwhile, the administration of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, has condemned, in strong terms, the incidence that led to the death of a part 5 student of the institution.
A release by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Abiodun Olarewaju, stated that preliminary investigation revealed that the student died of a mob action on the allegation that he stole a phone.
Saddened by this ugly development which he described as unfortunate, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Adebayo Simeon BAMIRE, has set up a committee to unravel the circumstances that led to this incident.
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 commiserates with the parents of the deceased, staff and students, and prays that God will grant them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
He admonished the students to desist from taking laws into their hands and to report any criminal activities to the University authorities for immediate actions.