Obafemi Awolowo University, student Ajibola Heritage Ayomikun, dies after falling into soak away at one of private hostels in Students Village.

Written by on February 10, 2022

Tragedy struck at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, when one of its students, Ajibola Heritage Ayomikun, died after falling into a soak away at one of the private hostels in the Students Village.

The institution’s Public Relations Officer, Abiodun Olarewaju, who confirmed the incident via a statement issued on Wednesday, said the deceased was a year two student of the Department of Linguistics and African Languages,

He stated that the university’s management is saddened by this unfortunate incident, and commiserated with the parents of the victim.

According to reports, efforts made by personnel from the state’s fire service and other emergency rescue officials to save the life of the student proved abortive.

While she was rushed to the OAU Teaching Hospital for medical attention, the student was certified dead upon reaching the hospital.

Reacting, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, sympathised with the student and condoled the parents of the deceased.

Amen J Kantiyok


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