25 suspected killers of Oyo varsity scholar arraigned

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No fewer than 25 suspected killers of Alex Timileyi, a 200-level engineering scholar at Ajayi Crowther University who was clubbed to dying by his colleagues on May 24, 2023, over a declare that he stole a cell phone, had been arraigned on Wednesday earlier than the Chief Magistrate in Oyo State.

This was continued in a courtroom doc obtained by PUNCH Metro on Wednesday.

Timileyi was allegedly overwhelmed on May 24 till he handed away inside a hostel often known as Shepherd Inn on the college premises by the suspects. The deceased was additionally mentioned to have had his hair forcefully shaved by his assailants after he was reportedly caught with the stolen cell phone.

Following the incident, the administration introduced the expulsion of a number of the college students believed to have taken half within the crime and subsequently handed them over to the police within the state for prosecution.

An X.com consumer, “Lord of Warri,” who claimed to be a relative of the deceased, had earlier petitioned the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, urging him to make sure that these behind the alleged homicide had been dropped at justice.

However, in an replace to the unhappy story on X.com on Wednesday, the activist expressed his appreciation to the Oyo State authorities for pursuing the case.

Along with the appreciation observe had been paperwork bearing the names of the scholars, in addition to the small print of the courtroom the place the case was being heard.

He wrote, “Today, June 5, 25 college students had been arraigned in courtroom in reference to the tragic homicide of Prince Alex Timileyin, a son of the Warri Kingdom and a scholar at Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo.

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“The courtroom has remanded them in jail till July 8, pending trial.

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

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

Some of the counts discovered within the doc partly learn, “That you, OLADOYE FEMI OLA M’ and KEHINDE OLABUSUYI MARTINS M’, on the twenty fourth day of May, 2024, at about 9:00 p.m., at Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo within the Oyo Magisterial District triable within the Ibadan Magisterial District, conspired with each other to commit felony to wit: acceleration of dying and thereby dedicated an offense opposite to and punishable beneath Section 324 of the Criminal Code, Cap 38, Vol. II, Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria, 2000.

“That you, OLADOYE FEMI OLA ‘M’ and KEHINDE OLABUSUYI MARTINS M’., on the same date, time, and place in the aforementioned Magisterial District, being the security guard and Porter employed by the University, unlawfully omitted to rescue one AKRO JEFRY ‘M’ AGE 22YRS from other aggrieved students who beat him to death and thereby committed an offense contrary to Section 311 and punishable under Section 319 of the Criminal Code, Cap 38, Vol. II, Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria, 2000.”

The varsity had but to concern any additional statements on the matter.

Also, a PUNCH Metro supply within the state police command might neither verify nor deny the information as of the time this report was filed.



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