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Student’s Death: Oyo Assembly Visits ACU, Urges Tertiary Institutions To Improve Security Architecture

The Chairman, Committee on Education, Tertiary Institutions, Science and Technology in the Oyo State House of Assembly, Mr. Oluwafemi Fowokanmi has called on the heads of tertiary institutions in the state to provide better security architecture in their various institutions to protect lives and property of the students.

Mr Fowokanmi made the call while speaking with journalists in Ibadan.

The call followed the submission of the committee’s report on condolence visit to Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, over the demise of Akor Alexander Timilehin, a-200 level engineering student of the institution, who was allegedly murdered on May 25, 2024.

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The visit was in line with the directive of the House of Assembly mandating the Committee to investigate the matter and express the condolences on behalf of the House to the management of the institution.

The lawmaker, while expressing sympathy over the incident, urged the state Commissioner of Police, Hamzat Adebola to expedite action on his investigation on the matter and bring the perpetrators to justice.

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He said the management of Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo and other tertiary institutions in the state should restrategize their internal security architecture such as installation of CCTV cameras at hostel corridors and other strategic locations.

“The management of tertiary institutions in the state is urged to establish and empower campus security task force and involve student representatives to monitor and address security issues within and around the institutions.

“The Executive Arm of Government through the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and Oyo State Security Network Agency (Amotekun Corps) is urged to continue its collaboration with private tertiary institutions in the state and give necessary support to Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo.”

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