The management of obafemi awolowo university Ile-Ife has queried the owner of a private hostel where a 200l student of the institution died.
DAILY GIST reported that a part two student of the Department of Linguistics and African Languages, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Miss Ajibola Heritage Ayomikun died after she fell into a soakaway in BVER, one of the private hostels called maintenance.
The management in a statement sent to DAILY GIST on Friday by it’s Spokeperson, Mr Abiodun Olarewaju noted that The Criminal Investigation Department(SCID) has taken over the probe.
The statement reads; “The Criminal Investigation Department of the Osun State Command of the Nigerian Police has taken over the investigation of the circumstances that led to the death of a part two student of the Department of Linguistics and African Languages, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Miss Ajibola Heritage Ayomikun.”
Heritage, who resided in one of the PRIVATE HOSTELS, BVER, fell into the septic tank of the hostel through an opening that was allegedly not properly covered.”
A release by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Abiodun Olarewaju, stated that the unfortunate incidence, which occurred on Wednesday, 9th February, 2022, saddened the University Management, describing it as tragic, devastating, unfortunate and unacceptable.”
Meanwhile, the owner of the private hostel, BVER, where the incidence occurred has been issued a query by the University Management and his response is being awaited.”
It must be noted that all the hostels in the students village are privately owned and they are not under the control of the University. The University Management presently has only oversight functions on these private hostels.”