WICKED! Final year OAU student ‘beaten to death over alleged phone theft’
A final year student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Okoli Ahize, has been allegedly beaten to death by a mob in the institution over alleged phone theft.
The sad incident, according to reports, occurred on Monday at the Awolowo Hall of Residence of the institution.
The deceased was said to be a Part 5 student of the Department of Civil Engineering.
The Public Relations Officer of the institution, Mr Abiodun Olarewaju, confirmed the incident in a statement on Tuesday.
He noted that the university management condemned the action and had set up a panel to investigate the matter.
“The administration of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, has condemned, in strong terms, the incident that led to the death of a Part 5 student of the institution.
“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 Bamire, has set up a committee to unravel the circumstances that led to this incident,” Olarewaju stated.
Confirming the incident as well, the Students’ Union President, Olayiwola Festus, described the action as inhumane and pledged justice.
“I regret to announce the death of a Part 5 student assaulted in a mob action at Awo Hall yesterday (Monday). The student was declared dead on arrival at the Emergency Medicine Department of OAU Teaching Hospital this afternoon,” the union leader said in a statement.
He noted that arrests and investigations of individuals suspected to be connected with the assault of the deceased were being made for consequent legal actions.
“Our union does not support mob action and justice must be served in this incident,” he added.
The university administration commiserated with the parents of the deceased, staff and students, and “prays that God will grant us the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.”
Meanwhile, condemnations have trailed the incident from some students and alumni of the institution.
Updated: Court sentences Adedoyin, two staff to death by hanging
Dr Rahmon Adedoyin, owner of Hilton Hotel Dr Rahmon Adedoyin and two staff of the hotel have been sentenced to death by hanging over the murder of Master student of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife, Timothy Adegoke
The court, presided over by Chief judge of Osun State, Justice Oyebola Ojo, found Adedoyin and three of his staff guilty of murder and conspiracy.
She added that Adedoyin’s decision not to enter the witness box did not help him, as the circumstantial evidence had shifted the burden of proof on him.
judge dismissed the alibi who said the hotel owner was in Abuja for many days around the time the death of the late Adegoke occurred.
However, four members of the staff prosecuted alongside Adedoyin were discharged and acquitted of charges against them.
Adegoke, a postgraduate student of Obafemi Awolowo University, went missing after lodging at Hilton Hotel in November 2021.
After his family raised the alarm, the police began an investigation, which led to the arrest of the owner of the hotel, Ramon Adedoyin and six employees
Timothy Adegoke’s death: Court sentences Adedoyin to death by hanging
Osun State High Court has found the popular hotel owner, Dr Ramon Adedoyin guilty in the murder case of Timothy Adegoke, a former master’s degree student of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, whose death occurred between November 5 and 7, 2021, at Hilton Honours Hotel, Ile-Ife.
The Osun Chief Judge, Adepele Ojo, while delivering her judgement on the case, held that the circumstantial evidence available to the court, pointed to the killing of Adegoke while being a guest at the hotel owned by Adedoyin.
According to her, Adedoyin’s decision not to enter the witness box did not help him, as the circumstantial evidence had shifted the burden of proof on him.
Justice Ojo also said Adedoyin’s decision not to enter the witness box meant he agreed to the murder charge pressed against him by the prosecution, dismissing the alibi pleaded on his behalf by his counsel, who said the hotel owner was in Abuja for many days around the time the death of the late Adegoke occurred.
Senseless: Teenager stabbed to death over rubber slippers
Men of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested two men for allegedly stabbing a 13-year-old boy to death over rubber slippers ownership.
The command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the arrest on Monday.
Hundeyin said the incident happened on Sunday around 6pm at Iganmu under the Bridge.
He said the Ijora Badia Police Division got the information from a concerned member of the public that some youths were mobilising to cause mayhem in the Iganmu area.
spokesperson said the crisis was caused by the alleged killing of a 13-year-old boy identified as Ekene.
Hundeyin said a patrol team immediately went to the scene and met the victim in the pool of his blood.
The PPRO said, “Information at the scene indicated that the victim was allegedly stabbed by two boys over a minor issue concerning ownership of rubber slippers.
“It was also gathered that the suspects escaped from the scene after committing the crime.
“A credible intelligence was emplaced which led to the arrest of the duo of Ahmed, 28, and Umaru Abubakar, 18.
“The victim was examined and a deep hole suspected to be injuries sustained from stabbing was seen on the right side of his chest. He was immediately rushed to the Ajeromi General Hospital for urgent medical attention.
“However, he gave up the ghost while receiving treatment. His corpse was evacuated to the Yaba General Hospital for preservation and autopsy.”
Hundeyin said the scene was photographed, while suspects were taken to the station for interrogation, where they confessed to the crime.
He said the deceased’s mother, Mrs Chizoba Agu, of Railway Line, Ijora Badia, came to the hospital and identified the deceased as her son.
He said suspects would be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti for discreet investigation.
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