Abiodun Babalola, an accounting student at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Osun State, has been killed by robbers during an robbery operation at his hostel early Saturday morning.
The 300L student died from injuries he had sustained during the robbery attack as confirmed by the university’s spokesperson, Abiodun Babalola, in a statement late Sunday. The attack was on the Adam and Eve hostel, an out of campus students’ residential hostel, along Parakin – Ede road axis of Ile-Ife.
The release stated that the students were attacked in the early hours of Saturday with dangerous weapons by some unknown persons who inflicted varying degrees of injuries on them before carting away their money, phones and other valuables.
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“The authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile – Ife, have condoled with the parents and family members of a part three student of the Department of Accounting of the University, Abiodun Babalola, who died as a result of injuries he sustained during an attack on the Adam and Eve, an out of campus students residential hostel, along Parakin – Ede road axis of Ile Ife,” the statement highlighted.
The Vice Chancellor of the university, Eyitope Ogunbodede, while relating his grief was perplexed by the love for material things that would cause people to attack and maim others.
According to the statement, “He, thereafter, on behalf of the Council, Senate, Staff, Students and the entire University Community, prayed that the Lord would grant eternal rest to the late Abiodun Babalola and the parents and family members the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”