Court frees 12 Ajayi Crowther University students facing murder charge

Twelve out of the 25 students of Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, arraigned before an Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court, Ibadan over the alleged murder of a fellow student and a prince in Warri kingdom, Akro Jeffery, were on Monday, July 1, discharged.

The 25 students were arraigned before the court on June 5, on charges bothering on conspiracy, murder and negligence.

Ogunkanmi, thereafter, adjourned the case till July 8 for mention.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, CSP Funke Fawole, had told the court that the defendants committed the offences on May 24 at about 9 p.m. at the afore-mentioned university.

Fawole said that the defendants unlawfully caused the death of one 22-year-old Jefry Akro, a student of the university, by beating him with planks and electrical wire.

She said that Oladoye, as a security guard, however failed to prevent the aggrieved students from beating Akro to death.

She said that the offences contravened Sections 516, 515 and 324 of the Criminal Laws of Oyo State, 2000.

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