OAU condemns killing of final year student over phone theft

Authorities of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State has condemned, in strong terms, the incident that led to the death of a 500 level Engineering student of the institution.

This is contained in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the University,Abiodun Olanrewaju, on Tuesday, in Ile-Ife.

Olanrewaju stated that preliminary investigation revealed that the student died of a mob action on the allegation that he stole a phone.

The statement read:“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.

“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.

The PRO 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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