The administration of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has condemned, in strong terms, the incident that led to the death of a part 5 student of the institution.
This is contained in a release by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Mr Abiodun Olarewaju, sent to journalists on Tuesday, in Ile-Ife.
Olanrewaju did not name the student, but stated that preliminary investigation revealed that the student died of a mob action on the allegation that he stole a phone.
The incident was said to have happened in the Awo Hall of the institution.
“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.
He admonished students to desist from taking laws into their hands and to report any criminal activities to the University authorities for immediate actions.