Abiodun Babalola, a 300 level student of the Department of Accounting, Obafemi Awolowo University, has been killed by suspected armed robbers that attacked his hostel located along Ede road, Ile Ife.
According to reports, Babalola lived in an out-of-campus students’ residential hostel known as ‘Adam and Eve’. The armed robbers, who were said to have attacked the students with dangerous weapons, inflicted injuries on them and Babalola died as a result of the injury he sustained during the incident.
Confirming the unfortunate incident, the Public Relations Officer of the University, Abiodun Olarewaju, in a statement released, said the students were attacked in the wee hours of Saturday December 22nd with dangerous weapons by unknown persons who inflicted varying degrees of injuries on them, before carting away their money, phones and other valuables.
Olarewaju mourned the death of the student and prayed God to give the family the fortitude to bear the loss.