The University’s Students’ Union president, Ogunperi Taofeek Olalekan has confirmed the death of Heritage Ajibola, a student of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun state,who died after falling into a septic tank in her hostel.
Bibian Anekwe News reports that the department of Linguistics and African Studies student was said to be packing her clothes when she suddenly slipped into the septic tank in the hostel where students are allegedly asked to pay as much as N200, 000 for a bed space.
Confirming her death, the University’s Students’ Union president, Ogunperi Taofeek Olalekan, in a statement released, said: ‘HeritageAjibola, the Linguistics and African Languages student who accidentally fell into the soakaway this afternoon at Bver Hostel, Maintenance Hostels, is confirmed dead!
This incident is highly unfortunate. The Union mourns her. May her soul rest in peace. May God give her family, friends and course mates the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.
It must be noted that Heritage’s death was avoidable if the soakaway system was properly constructed and covered. It is saddening that this has happened despite the huge amounts of money paid by students for rent. The Management of the Hostel must answer for the death of Heritage. The Union is immediately demanding justice for Heritage, with a view to forestalling a possible reoccurrence of this.
Amandla! Ngawethu! “
It was also earlier reported by this platform that the Vice-Chancellor of the school has already visited the scene of the accident and promised to ensure that necessary actions are taken.
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