25 Ajayi Crowther varsity students arraigned for beating fellow student to death

University student beaten to death by colleagues over alleged phone theft

Twenty-five students from Ajayi Crowther University in Oyo State were brought before the Chief Magistrate Court on Wednesday in connection with the murder of Alex Timileyin, who was allegedly beaten to death by his classmates for stealing a mobile phone.

The students, ranging in age from 18 to 34, have been remanded in prison until July 8 for trial.

The news was shared by an activist known as ‘Lord Of Warri’ from Itsekiri in the Warri Kingdom, Delta State on X.com.

Recall that Timileyin was fatally beaten in a hostel at Shepherd Inn on the school campus by a group of students over the alleged theft of a mobile phone.

The activist, who is related to the victim, had previously petitioned Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State to ensure the perpetrators are held accountable for the murder.

In an update on X on Wednesday, ‘Lord Of Warri’ wrote, “Today June 5, 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 8, 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.”

The suspects are:

1. Kumolu Opeyemi Daniel (21)
2. Oluwole Olanshile Thompson (25)
3. Lawal Victor Tomilola (23)
4. Omolakin Oluwatomiwa Anthony (24)
5. Folorunsho Oluwakunmi (21)
6. Bolarinwa Oloruntoyinbo Victor (20)
7. Oladoye Femi Ola (34)
8. Kehinde Olasusuyi Martins (32)
9. Okorie Samuel (20)
10. Mustapha Khalid (23)
11. Mustapha Usman Segun (19)
12. Adeniran Yusuf (20)
13. Oloyede Femi (18)
14. Areye Joseph Aduragbemi (19)
15. Oyelakin Iyanuoluwatomiwa (18)
16. Olalekan Obaloluwa (20)
17. Adejumobi Emmanuel (18)
18. Daudu John Oluwaseun (18)
19. Gana Solomon (21)
20. Moses Abiola (20)
21. Tijani Hammad (21)
22. Omon-Fumen Jenkins (21)
23. Okay-Aroh Gerald (20)
24. Kolawole David (22)
25. Afesojaye Emmanuel (18)

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