A part two student of the Department of Linguistics and African Languages, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Miss Ajibola Heritage Ayomikun, has died after she fell into a soakaway in BVER, one of the private hostels in the Students Village.
The Public Relations Officer of the University, Abiodun Olarewaju confirmed the incident in a statement made available to DAILY GIST on Wednesday night.
He stated that the University Management is saddened by this unfortunate incidence.
The female student, identified as Ajibola Heritage Ayomikun, was studying Linguistics and African Languages in the institution
The statement reads in part; When the news got to us, we immediately mobilised the fire men from the University, Osun State and the OAU teaching hospital who through concerted efforts got the student out. She was immediately taken to the OAU Teaching Hospitals Complex where she was certified dead.”
The Vice Chancellor, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, who led his management team to the scene, sympathised with the students and commiserated with the parents of the deceased.”
Professor Ogunbodede, who described the incidence as tragic and unacceptable, promised to critically look into the circumstances that led to the student’s death and mete out appropriate sanctions against those involved or whoever is found culpable.”
The Vice Chancellor, therefore, appealed to the students to remain calm and law abiding as the police, who have been briefed, are also investigating.