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Ajayi Crowther: Police arraign 23 students, two varsity workers for student’s brutal  beating

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Twenty-five suspects of the Ajayi Crowther University indicted in the beating of their fellow students who later died have been arraigned before an Oyo State Chief Magistrate Court. The suspects were arraigned on Wednesday in Ibadan.

A court document, the charge sheet, Charge No. m734.c/2024, obtained same day listed the names of the suspects and the trial court.

The arraignment took place on Wednesday in Ibadan. According to court documents, including the charge sheet (Charge No. m734.c/2024) obtained the same day, the names of the suspects and the trial court were listed.

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

The court document listed the students as:

1. KUMOLU OPEYEMI DANIEL ‘M’ AGE 21YRS

2. OLUWOLE OLANSHILE THOMPSON ‘M’ AGE 25YRS

3. LAWAL VICTOR TOMILOLA ‘M’ AGE 23YRS

4. OMOLAKIN OLUWATOMIWA ANTHONY ‘M’ AGE 24YRS

5. FOLORUNSHO OLUWAKUNMI ‘M’ AGE 21YRS

6. BOLARINWA OLORUNTOBA VICTOR ‘M’ AGE 20YRS

7. OLADOYE FEMI OLA ‘M’ AGE 34YRS

8. KEHINDE OLABUSUYI MARTINS ‘M’ AGE 32YRS

9. OKORIE SAMUEL ‘M’ AGE 20YRS

10. MUSTAPHA KHALID ‘M’ AGE 23YRS

11. MUSTAPHA USMAN SEGUN ‘M’ AGE 19YRS

12. ADENIRAN YUSUF ‘M’ AGE 20YRS

13. OLOYEDE FEMI ‘M’ AGE 18YRS

14. AREOYE JOSEPH ADURAGBEMI ‘M’ 19YRS

15. OYELAKIN 1YANUOLUWAPO ‘M’ AGE 18YRS

16. OLALEKAN OBALOLUWA ‘M’ AGE 20YRS

17. ADEJUMOBI EMMANUEL ‘M’ AGE 18YRS

18. DAUDU JOHN OLUWASEUN ‘M’ AGE 18YRS

19. GANA SOLOMON ‘M’ AGE 21YRS

20. MOSES ABIOLA ‘M’ AGE 20YRS

21. TIJANI HAMMAD ‘M’ AGE 21YRS

22. OMON-FUMEN JENKINS ‘M’ AGE 21YRS

23. OKAY-AROH GERALD ‘M’ AGE 20YRS

24. KOLAWOLE DAVID ‘M’ AGE 22YRS

25. AFESOJAYE EMMANUEL ‘M’ AGE 18YRS

The oldest of the suspects is 34 years old Oladoye Femi Ola and the youngest, who are 18 years old, are Oyelakin Iyanuoluwapo, Adejumobi Emmanuel, Afesojaye Emmanuel, Femi Oloyede and Daudu John Oluwasegun.

The six-count charge accused the suspects of conducting a trial by ordeal on the late student on the 24th day of May, 2024, at about 9:00pm, at Ajayi Crowther University.

The prosecutor, Funke Fawole, a Chief Supritendent of Police, who is also the officer commanding of the Legal/Prosecution section of the Oyo State Police Command relied on the investigations conducted by a police team led by Inspector Ojeniran of State Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Iyaganku, Ibadan, Oyo State.

“COUNT I: That you LAWAL VICTOR TOMILOLA ‘M’, OMOLAKIN OLUWATOMIWA ANTHONY ‘M’, OLUWOLE OLANSHILE THOMPSON ‘M. FOLORUNSHO OLUWAXUNMI ‘M’, MUSTAPHA USMAN SEGUN ‘M’ and others now at large, on the same date, time and place in the aforementioned Magisterial district did unlawfully Directs a trial by ordeal by beating one AKRO JEFRY M AGE 22YRS with planks, electrical wire and cutting his hair with intent to force him to confess to the crime of stealing of a phone which led to his death and thereby committed an offence Contrary to and punishable under Section 208 of the Criminal Code, Cap 38, Vol. II, Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria, 2000.

“COUNT II: That you…on the same date, time and place in the aforementioned Magisterial district did unlawfully cause the death of one AKRO JEFRY ‘M’ AGE 22YRS by beating him with planks and electrical wire all over his body and thereby committed an offence Contrary to Section 316 and punishable under Section 319 of the Criminal Code, Cap 38, Vol. II, Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria, 2000.

“COUNT III:-That you..on the 24th day of May, 2024, at about 9:00pm, at Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo in the Oyo Magisterial district triable in the Ibadan Magisterial district did Conspire with one another to commit felony to wit: Acceleration of death and thereby committed an offence Contrary to and punishable under Section 324 of the Criminal Code, Cap 38, Vol. II, Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria, 2000.

“COUNT IV:- That you OLADOVE 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 did unlawfully omit to rescue one AKRO JEFRY ‘M’ AGE 22YRS from other aggrieved students who beat him to death and thereby committed an offence Contrary to Section 311 and punishable under Section 319 of the Criminal Code, Cap 38, Vol. II, Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria, 2000.”

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