A 200-level Dental student of the Sultan Abdurrahman College of Health Technology, Gwadabawa, Sokoto State, has been reportedly killed by his friends over alleged phone theft.
It was learnt that the deceased and his murderers who also were students of the college were living in a rented apartment outside the school premises.
The victim was identified as Lukman from Kalambaina in the Wamakko Local Government Area of Sokoto State.
According to a source, “His friends and fellow students accused him of stealing a phone belonging to another student.
“They conspired with their friends who visited them from the city and forcefully dragged the victim out of his room.
“They tied him to an electric pole, 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 was confirmed death on arrival,” the source revealed.
The management of the hospital after identifying him as a student, was said to have ordered their internal security personnel not to allow any of the students that brought him to escape.
The management, however, informed the college authority and the police who arrested the students for investigation.