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University of Ibadan confirms death of final year student killed by suspected armed robbers

The University of Ibadan has confirmed the death of one of its students at the hands of suspected armed robbers.

WITHIN NIGERIA had earlier reported that a final year student of the institution, Ridwan Adebayo was on Sunday killed by some armed robbers a few metres from the main gate of the institution.

Adebayo, who was killed in the Preboye area, was until his death a final-year student in the Department of History, Faculty of Arts.

The deceased was shot by armed robbers after his cellphone was stolen from him.

On his way to the hospital, the victim died.

The university has, however, confirmed the incident.

Director of communication at the university, Mr. Tunji Oladejo, in a statement made available to newsmen Sunday evening, said that the body of the student has been taken to University College Hospital (UCH) for autopsy.

Oladejo said that the student was killed opposite a commercial bank.

He maintained that the incident has been reported at the Bodiji Police division.

“This is confirmed. I understand, he was killed in front of Access Bank opposite Preboye, UI/ Bodija Road.

“The matter has been reported to the Bodija Police Division. The Oyo State Police Command is conducting a discreet investigation on the sad development.

“The body of the late student is with the University College Hospital (UCH), for autopsy”.

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