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Student beaten to death: Ajayi Crowther hostel porter suspended, aiding probe


Following the tragic death of a student of the Ajayi Crowther University in Oyo State, the spokesperson for the school, Femi Atoyebi has disclosed that the hostel porter (name withheld) is assisting the police with investigations.

The said student, whose identity wasn’t confirmed by the spokesperson of the institution, was beaten to death by a group of other students for allegedly stealing a mobile phone at the Shepherd Inn hostel on the school premises.

In a telephone interview Newsmen on Sunday, Atoyebi noted that four of the students had been arrested and handed over to the police while noting that the total number of the assailants remains unknown.

He said, “For now, I think we have four and those have been handed over to the police.”

When asked if the deceased is Alex Timileyi, a prince in the Warri Kingdom of Delta State, Atoyebi said he couldn’t confirm that.

“By now, the school must have known the student. It’s not a secret. His status as a Prince, I don’t know. But to the best of my knowledge, he was a student of Ajayi Crowther University,” he said.

As for the hostel porter, Atoyebi said, “For the dereliction of his duty, he is on suspension and also handed over to the police to assist with investigations.”

According to a source in the school who spoke to Newsmen on Saturday on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter, he said the deceased was beaten from 6 p.m. on Friday to about 10 a.m. on Saturday.

“They said they caught him with a stolen phone. They started beating him from 6 p.m. yesterday (Friday) until he died at about 10 a.m. today (Saturday).

The incident happened at Shepherd Inn. It’s like a lodge or a hostel now. They also shaved the hair of the guy before beating him,” the source said.

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