Some persons have been reportedly arrested for beating to death a student at the Kebbi State University of Science and Technology Aliero over alleged theft.
Reports reaching Naija News at this time confirmed that Sharifdeen Sale Kanya, a 400 level student of Biochemistry at the institution, was lynched by fellow students just a few days to his graduation.
It was reported that Kanya was attacked by the mob outside the campus in the Aliero community on Saturday night, February 27.
The deceased was said to have purchased a phone from another student and transferred the agreed sum to the owner. However, Kanya received a debit alert but when upon arrival on the campus learned that the mobile transaction failed or bounced back.
He reportedly decided to go back and resend the money to the owner. However, the story took a different dimension after the phone seller saw the student and raised an alarm accusing him of theft.
The alarm alerted residents in the area, who descended on the student and beat him to a pulp. Naija News learnt that the victim was rushed to the hospital but was confirmed dead by the doctor a few moments later.
Reacting to the incident, the President, National Union of Kebbi State Students (NUKESS) Comr. Kabiru Sama’ila Wara, said that over 20 people have been arrested in connection with the incident.
His statement reads: “It is with a heavy heart we announce the passing away of one of us, Sharifdeen Sale Kanya a student of 400L Biochemistry Department, Kebbi State University of Science and Technology Aliero who was murdered by some group of people (outside the university community) a sorrowful development that has to leave a painful mark in hearths of all NUKESSites,”
“However, the leadership of NUKESS has communicated with the school authority on this very bad incident. To this end, more than 20 persons who are directly involved in the pitiful incident has been arrested by the police, the delegation of NUKESS led by Comrade Ilyasu Abdulrahman (National Welfare Director) has confirmed it,”
“We urge all the NUKESSites to please remain calm and do not take the law into their hands, allow justice to take its course, we are keenly observing the proceedings and will follow up with the prosecution of these perpetrators until Justice is done to the Family of the deceased and all NUKESSites. Thanks to you all.”
Meanwhile, an arrested suspected fraudster also known as Yahoo boy has narrated how he carried out his fraudulent activities, Naija News reports.