Ajayi Crowther University authorities speak on student beaten to death by colleagues over phone theft


Authorities of  Ajayi Crowther University (ACU), Oyo, have confirmed the death of a student said to have been beaten to death by some colleagues for allegedly stealing a mobile phone belonging to one of them.

The institution, however, said the suspects were not cultists as some have reported.

Besides, it noted that they had been expelled and handed over to the police.

A statement issued by its Public Relations Officer, Mr Femi Atoyebi, read: “Contrary to what is trending, the university affirms that there is no cultism in the institution, just as the university has zero tolerance for any sort of anti-societal vices and misconduct.

“It is important to stress that the expelled students do not belong to any cult group,” he said.

Atoyebi said what actually happened was that the deceased was alleged to have stolen a mobile telephone.

He, however, said that instead of reporting the matter to the university management, the expelled students could not control their emotions, adding that their actions led to the unfortunate death of the student.

The spokesperson said that the institution reacted swiftly by handing over all the students involved to the police for investigation, assuring all that justice would be served.

“The university remains steadfast in its commitment to ensuring a safe, conducive, peaceful and godly atmosphere for learning.”

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