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OAU Update: Student Union Building Shut Over Student’s Death

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Students have reportedly shut the student union building of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife, Osun State on Wednesday protesting the death of a final year student.

The student protest follows the lynching of Okolie Ahinze, a 500-level Civil Engineering student of the institution, late on Monday.

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Ahinze, after being subjected to torture on allegation of stealing a mobile phone in Awolowo Hall of Residence of the university, was brought in dead at the Emergency Medicine Centre of the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex (OAUTHC), Ile-Ife on Tuesday.

The University management, in its reaction, has condemned the incident.

In a statement by Abiodun Olanrewaju, the University Public Relations Officer, the school stated 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 statement read.

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Meanwhile, a release signed by all presidents in the Faculty of Technology indicated that there would be a peaceful protest to express their grievances and hold all parties involved accountable.

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