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The Chairman of the Committee on Education, Tertiary Institutions, Science and Technology in the Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon. 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 properties of the students.

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Hon. Fowokanmi made the call while presenting the Committee 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 before the House.

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.

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The lawmaker, while expressing sympathy on behalf of the state House of Assembly to the institution and family of the deceased, appreciated the state governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde for his fatherly role played since the unfortunate incident happened.

He also commended the state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Professor Salihu Adelabu for his unrelenting efforts and timely intervention.

Hon. Fowokanmi urged the state Commissioner of Police, Hamzat Adebola to expedite action on his investigation on the cause of the death of Akor Alexander Timilehin and bring the perpetrators to justice.

“The Nigeria Police Force, Oyo State Command be urged to expedite action on investigation on the cause of the death of Akor Alexander Timilehin of Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo that would lead to getting to the root of the matter and the culprits would be made to face the wrath of the law.

“The management of Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo and other tertiary institutions in the state is urged to restrategize their internal security architecture such as installation of CCTV cameras at hostels corridors and other strategic locations to serve as measure.

“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.

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“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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