Students of the Ladoke Akinola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomoso, Oyo State, on Friday, shut down activities at the institution to protest the death of a final-year student of the institution
DAILY GIST gathered that the student identified as Asefon Nifemi Benard from Department of Animal Nutrition and Biotechnology died after falling into a septic tank at a private hostel.
The deceased as learnt fell into the soak-away pit while attempting to switch on electric power. The shock from the electricity reportedly got him paralyzed as he fell into the pit.
The management of LAUTECH confirmed the sad incident in a statement signed by the institution’s registrar, Dr. Kayode Ogunleye, on Friday.
Some students of the institution alleged that Nifemi gave up the ghost as a result of little delay by staff of the LAUTECH Teaching Hospital to attend to him, which was suspected to have led to his death.
The management while appealing to the protesting student for calm, noted that Nifemi died off-campus on Thursday.
The registrar in the statement said, “In sympathy with the student, friends and family, the university management hereby declared today Friday April 23, 2021 as lecture free-day, while any lectures or tests that might have been conducted earlier today will be declared null and void.
“Management further appeals to students not to take laws into their hands. Appropriate steps will be taken to further get the facts surrounding the death of the students.
“Once again, management commiserates with the students, family and friends of the deceased.
‘’Meanwhile, the University management has taken steps to take care of the burial of the deceased and convey his corpse to the family. God will give the university the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”
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