Sunday Oluwasola, a suspected robber, was beaten to stupor by some irate students of the Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti (EKSU) after a failed robbery operation.
The incident happened on Sunday evening and it was gathered that Oluwasola with his robbery gang armed with locally made barrel guns and cutlasses ransacked one of the students’ hostels opposite the university entrance gate.
Other members of the robbery gang escaped unhurt with the students’ valuables such as laptops, phones, and other items while Oluwasola was captured by the irate students and beaten to stupor.
Tunde Mobayo, Ekiti State Commissioner of Police, confirmed the incident in a statement by ASP Sunday Abutu, the Police Spokesman in the state.
He said his men, upon receiving a distress call from a passerby, rushed to the scene, rescued Oluwasola, and took him to the hospital for medical treatment.
Mobayo said the suspect later developed complications on account of the beating and eventually died.
“The Command’s Rapid Response Squad upon the received of a distress call that an armed robbery incident was going on in one of the Students’ Hostels Opposite Ekiti State University, Iworoko-Ekiti.
“The Operatives of the RRS were swiftly deployed to the scene of incident. But on getting to the scene, it was discovered that one of the armed robbers, Sunday Oluwasola, had already been captured by the irate Students and beaten to stupor while the other suspects escaped with the Students’ valuables such as Laptops, Phones, and Money.
“The captured suspect was eventually rescued by the Operatives and taken to the hospital for medical treatment. He later developed complications possibly on account of the beating and died at about 0200hrs of June 14th, 2021”, he said.
The Police boss said that the suspect’s corpse had been deposited in a mortuary for post morterm while effort is ongoing to apprehend the fleeing suspects.