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Student Beaten to Death: Ajayi Crowther varsity suspends hostel porter, handed over to police

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Following the tragic death of a student of the Ajayi Crowther University in Oyo State, now identified as Alex Timileyi, the spokesperson for the school, Femi Atoyebi has disclosed that the hostel porter (name withheld) is assisting the police with investigations.

The student, whose identity wasn’t confirmed by the spokesperson of the institution, was allegedly beaten to death by a group of students for allegedly stealing a mobile phone at the Shepherd Inn hostel on the school premises.

In a telephone interview with The Punch on Sunday, Atoyebi noted that some of the students had been arrested and handed over to the police, while noting that the total number of the assailants remains unknown.

He said, “For now, I think we have some and those have been handed over to the police.”

When asked if the deceased is Alex Timileyi, a prince in the Warri Kingdom of Delta State, Atoyebi said he couldn’t confirm that.

“By now, the school must have known the student. It’s not a secret. His status as a Prince, I don’t know. But to the best of my knowledge, he was a student of Ajayi Crowther University,” he said.

As for the hostel porter, Atoyebi said, “For the dereliction of his duty, he is on suspension and also handed over to the police to assist with investigations.”

According to a source in the school who spoke to PUNCH on condition of anonymity, the deceased was beaten from 6 p.m. on Friday to about 10 a.m. on Saturday.

“They said they caught him with a stolen phone. They started beating him from 6 p.m. yesterday (Friday) until he died at about 10 a.m. today (Saturday).

The incident happened at Shepherd Inn. It’s like a lodge or a hostel now. They also shaved the hair of the guy before beating him,” the source said.

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