A thief was apprehended in ETF Hall of residence in Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife. An eye witness testified that the thief stole two phones and was about to exit the hostel when he was caught by one of the hostel inmates who happened to be an occupant of the room from which the phones were stolen.
Other hostel inmates trooped out from their rooms and dealt with the thief mercilessly. It was alleged by the students that there had been several cases of phone theft in the hostel and all the preventive measures taken by the inmates and the porters to curb the immense act had been abortive. That was why the students mutually agreed to manhandle anybody caught in the act.
Another student revealed that It was the timely intervention of the porters that saved the thief from being beaten to death by the enraged students. The thief was later handed over to the school authority for further investigations.