A 200-level student of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife simply identified as Ajibola Ayomikun has died after falling into a soakaway in her hostel. The female student, was studying Linguistics and African Languages in the university. The incident occurred in one of the private hostels in the student village. The university Public Relations Officer, Abiodun Olanrewaju confirmed the development.
While describing the incident as sudden, Olanrewaju said the management of the institution immediately deployed rescue team to the scene when the news reach the university authority. “But Ayomikun was, however, certified dead on arrival at the OAU teaching hospital.
“When the news got to us, we immediately mobilised the firemen from the University, Osun state and the OAU teaching hospital who through concerted efforts got the student out,” OAU’s statement read.
“She was immediately taken to the OAU Teaching Hospitals Complex where she was certified dead.” While sympathising with the entire students of the university and commiserated with the parents of the deceased, the Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, said that the incidence is unacceptable and promised to critically look into the circumstances that led to the student’s death and meted out appropriate sanctions against those involved or whoever is found culpable.
Ogunbodede appealed to the students to remain calm and law-abiding as the police are also investigating.