A 200-level Dental student of the Sultan Abdurrahman College of Health Technology, Gwadabawa, Sokoto, identified simply as Lukman, has reportedly been killed by his schoolmates over alleged phone theft.
The deceased who is from Kalambaina in Wamakko Local Government Area of Sokoto state, was reportedly living in a rented apartment outside the school premises with the suspects who carried out the act.
An eyewitness told Daily Trust;
“His friends and fellow students accused him of stealing a phone belonging to another student.
“They tied him to an electric phone, poured cold water on him and continue torturing him in their bid to force him to confess to the crime.
“When he fainted, some of the students rushed him to Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching hospital and he was confirmed death on arrival.”
After the management of the hospital identified him as a student, they ordered their internal security personnel not to allow any of the students that brought him to escape. They also informed the college authority and the police who arrested the students.
Provost of the College, Nasir A. Musa who also confirmed the incident, said he was not aware of the development until the management of UDUTH informed him on Sunday morning as both the victim and his killers were living off-campus.
“So I called one of our staff who went to the hospital. I equally informed the Divisional Police Officer of Gwadabawa who led his men to the scene of the incident and arrested some of the perpetrators.
“As I am talking to you, seven students linked to the crime have been arrested and the police are trailing others including their friends that came from the city who also took part in the torture.
“We have already dismissed some of the students involved to serve as deterrents to others. Because if we allow them go score free other students can do a similar thing in the future.”