Wednesday, 12 April 2023

No SU: Students Protest Against The Death Of Student Beaten To Death


By Ayomide Emmanuel

The Obafemi Awolowo University Community has been thrown into chaos at the late hours of Tuesday 11th, 2023 following the death of one Okolie Ahize of the Department of Civil Engineering who was reportedly beaten to death.

In what seems to be a situation of shifting blame, the Central Executive Of The Union in a Press Release from the office Of the President state that the Union condemned the death of a Part 5 students who was assaulted in a mob action at Awo Hall. Speaking further, the President said Arrests and investigation of individuals suspected to be connected with the assault of the deceased are being made for consequent legal action as the Union dos not support mob actions and justice must be served

Similarly, the Awolowo Hall of Residence also released a Press Release to address the issue. While it was acknowledged by the Awolowo Hall Executives that the apprehended guy was mobbed at Awolowo Hall but he was walked into the Students' Union Building aided and was apparently fine. 

As it stands now, neither the Central Executive Council and Awolowo Hall Of Residence Executive are ready to take the blame for the death of Arinze. 

Consequently, in reaction to the incident, 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, stated that reliminary investigation revealed that the student died of a mob action on the allegation that he stole a phone.

Saddened by this ugly development which he described as unfortunate, 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.

Consequently, Students have taken to the street to protest against the death of their colleague with different placards. At the time of reporting this news, the Students' Union Building has been locked by students and blockage of roads to prevent restrictions of cars and Motorcycle. As at Press time, none of the members of the Central Executive Council of the Union is around to address the agitated students

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1 comment:

  1. Wow, this the nice and very very sad information about studnts thanks for posting this and after the hear this news many students are very sad.