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25 Ajayi Crowther University Students Arraigned For Murder Of Colleague Over Phone Theft

Twenty-five students from Ajayi Crowther University have been arraigned in the Chief Magistrate Court, Ibadan Magisterial District, for their alleged involvement in the murder of fellow student Alex Timileyin. 

The students are accused of beating Timileyin to death over allegations of mobile phone theft.

The tragic incident occurred on May 24, 2024, at Shepherd Inn, a hostel on the university premises. 

The assault, which reportedly lasted for several hours, resulted in Timileyin’s death. Following their arraignment, the court has ordered the students to be remanded in prison until July 8, pending trial.

The arraigned students include Kumolu Opeyemi Daniel (21), Oluwole Olanshile Thompson (25), Lawal Victor Tomilola (23), Omolakin Oluwatomiwa Anthony (24), Folorunsho Oluwakunmi (21), Bolarinwa Oloruntoyinbo Victor (20), Oladoye Femi Ola (34), Kehinde Olasusuyi Martins (32), Okorie Samuel (20), Mustapha Khalid (23), Mustapha Usman Segun (19), Adeniran Yusuf (20), Oloyede Femi (18), Areye Joseph Aduragbemi (19), Oyelakin Tyanuoluwatomiwa (18), Olalekan Obaloluwa (20), Adejumobi Emmanuel (18), Daudu John Oluwaseun (18), Gana Solomon (21), Moses Abiola (20), Tijani Hammad (21), Omon-Fumen Jenkins (21), Okay-Aroh Gerald (20), Kolawole David (22), and Afesojaye Emmanuel (18).

According to the court, the suspects and others still at large conspired to commit murder, an offense contrary to and punishable under Section 324 of the Criminal Code, Cap 38, Vol. II, Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria, 2000.

Count II charges them with unlawfully causing the death of Timileyin by beating him with planks and electrical wires, an act contrary to Section 316 and punishable under Section 319 of the same code.

Count III specifically charges Oladoye Femi Ola and Kehinde Olasusuyi Martins, who were the security guard and porter at the university, with conspiracy to commit a felony, namely the acceleration of death, and failing to rescue Timileyin from the aggrieved students. 

This neglect is punishable under Section 311 and Section 319 of the Criminal Code.

Reacting to the court’s decision, a prominent activist from the Warri Kingdom in Delta State, known as ‘Lord Of Warri,’ expressed his satisfaction on social media. 

He stated, “Today, June 5th, 25 students were arraigned in court in connection with the tragic murder of Prince Alex Timileyin, a son of the Warri Kingdom and a student at Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo.

“ The court has remanded them in prison until July 8th, pending trial. 

“We appreciate the efforts of the Oyo State Government and the Oyo State Police Command in pursuing justice and ensuring that the perpetrators are held accountable.

“ We await the trial and expect that justice will be served in its entirety.”

 

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