Police have arrested two members of the Awo Hall Executives, following the death of a 500 Level student of the Civil Engineering Department at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Ahize Okoli.
Wakadaily learnt that Okoli was accused of stealing a mobile phone in Awo Hall on Monday and was reportedly beaten to death by a mob. After he had been severely beaten, he was moved to the Students Union Building in the early hours of Tuesday where he remained till around noon.
The Osun State Police command spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, who spoke to journalists on Wednesday, said, “Investigation into the incident will continue and justice would be served. We have arrested two student leaders in connection with the incident.”
Also speaking, the university’s Public Relations Officer, Abiodun Olarewaju, said, “The university will not meddle in such a grievous offence. It bothers on the criminality of murder.
“So, let the police do their job and we will do our own here. We are going ahead with our investigation.”