Oyo Assembly calls on police to expedite investigation on gruesome murder of Ajayi Crowther student 

The Oyo State House of Assembly has described the   torture and killing of a student at Ajayi crowther university in the School Hostel  as barbaric and appalling act against humanity.

The Lawmakers made this known while reacting to the Matter of Urgent Public Importance presented by the Chief Whip,  Hon. Gbenga Oyekola representing Atiba State Contituency during the last proceedings.

The motion, titled “Urgent needs for Government Action Regarding the Torture and Murder of Alexander , A 200 Level Engineering Student at Ajayi Crowther University,  Oyo explained that the unfortunate incident which led to the death of the deceased revealed that he was subjected to severe physical abuse that eventually claimed his life.

“Akor Alexander Timileyin, a promising 200 Level Mechanical Engineering Student at Ajayi Crowther University,  Oyo was found brutally tortured and murdered. The tragic incident  deteriorated from mere accusation of phone theft to torture and subsequent death of Alexander.”

“The preliminary investigation has revealed that Alexander was last seen leaving the University library late in the evening and his body was discovered by the University’s security personnel the following morning in front of one of the hostel rooms.” The motion stated

Hon. Oyekola stressed that the brutal murder of Alexander is not only representing a personal tragedy,  but also raises broader concerns about the safety of students across the educational institutions. 

“If immediate steps are not taken to enhance security, conduct a thorough investigation,  and bring the perpetrators to justice,  it could result in a loss of confidence in the safety of educational environment,  potentially deterring students and their families from pursuing academic endeavours. ” He added 

While urging the Oyo State Police Command to expedite their investigation and apprehend the perpetrators behind the unlawful act, the House has  however directed its Standing Committee on Tertiary Institutions to pay a condolence visit to the school and discuss on further means of ensuring students safety in the campus premises.

In addition,  the House also urged the Executive Arm of Government through the Ministry of Education,  Science and Technology to collaborate with University authorities to conduct a comprehensive review of campus security protocols and implement necessary enhancements to ensure students” safety.

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