The management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, has reacted to the death of a 500level student of the institution, describing the situation as unfortunate.
A release by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Abiodun Olarewaju, stated that preliminary investigation revealed that the student died of a mob action on the allegation that he stole a phone.
Olanrewaju said the school authorities condemned the incidence in a strong term while the VC was sad.
Olanrewaju disclosed that “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.”