Court arraigns Ajayi Crowther University students for allegedly killing colleague over phone theft


CITIZENS COMPASS –The Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Ibadan Magisterial District, has arraigned 25 students of Ajayi Crowther University for their alleged involvement in the murder of a fellow student, Alex Timileyin. 

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.

Citizens Compass reported that the students allegedly beat the deceased to death over allegations of mobile phone theft.

The 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.


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