OAU final year student mobbed to death inside hostel, VC reacts

OAU final year student mobbed to death inside hostel, VC reacts
TIMOTHY AGBOR, OSOGBO
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, on Tuesday stated that preliminary investigation revealed that the student died of a mob action on the allegation that he stole a phone.
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It was gathered that the deceased was eaten to death inside the Awo Hall on Monday. He student was said to have been rushed to the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Ile-Ife after complications on Tuesday.
Doctors on duty confirmed him dead when he was brought to the Accident and Emergency Unit of the hospital.
Saddened by this ugly development which he described as unfortunate, Olarewaju said 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 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.
“Students are strongly admonished to desist from taking laws into their hands and to report any criminal activities to the University authorities for immediate actions,” he said.

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