OAU mourns as undergraduate dies hours after falling into soakaway

Heritage Ajibola, a scholar of the Division of Linguistics and African Languages, Obafemi Awolowo College (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State, has died after she unintentionally fell right into a soakaway her hostel of residence.

Eyewitnesses, who have been on the scene of the incident, revealed that she was along with her pals spreading garments on a line when she mistakenly fell right into a gap main into the soakaway and bought caught in it.

They acknowledged that earlier than her pals might rush to name for assist, she had already fallen deep into the soakaway.

In accordance with the eyewitnesses, “It took nearly an hour earlier than assist got here and even with the presence upkeep workforce and the Osun State Fireplace Service, it took as much as half an hour earlier than they might get her out of the soakaway.”

Additionally they disclosed that it was later found that the reason for the collapse was that termites had eaten the wooden which was used to cowl the soakaway.

The administration of the college has additionally confirmed the incident.

An announcement despatched to NAIJATABLOID, the college Public Relations Officer, Abiodun Olarewaju, acknowledged that the scholar Ajibola Heritage Ayomikun, was a resident of BVER hostel, one of many privately rum hostels within the College students Village.

The OAU spokesperson, who defined that the college administration was saddened by the unlucky incident, added that when the information bought to administration, it instantly mobilised the firemen from the college, Osun State and the OAU Instructing Hospital who by means of concerted efforts bought the scholar out.

Olarewaju acknowledged that instantly she was introduced out from the outlet, she was rushed to the OAU Instructing Hospitals Complicated the place she was licensed useless.

He acknowledged that the college Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, who led the rescue workforce to the scene, whereas interesting to the scholars to stay calm and law-abiding, added that the police had been briefed concerning the incident they usually have commenced investigations.

Describing the incident as tragic and unacceptable, Ogunbodede additionally promised to critically look into the circumstances that led to the scholar’s loss of life and mete out acceptable sanctions towards these concerned or whoever is discovered culpable.

“The Vice-Chancellor, subsequently, appealed to the scholars to stay calm and legislation abiding because the police, who’ve been briefed, are additionally investigating.”

Reacting to the incident, the OAU scholar union management described the loss of life of Heritage as an unlucky and avoidable loss of life.

In an announcement collectively signed by Olayiwola Folahan Festus, President-elect, Odewale Samuel Damilare,
Secretary Common-elect and Ogunperi Taofeek Olalekan (Tao),
Public Relations Officer-elect, the scholar acknowledged that the deceased would have survived if the soakaway system was correctly constructed and lined.

They alleged that regardless of the large quantities of cash paid by college students for hire, college students life was nonetheless not protected inside he college atmosphere.

The union, whereas demanding rapid justice for the deceased, maintained that doing so would forestall potential reoccurrence.

The loss of life of Ajibola Heritage Ayomikun is coming three months after the loss of life of Aishat Omowumi Adesina, an element 4 college students of the Division of Overseas Languages.

Recall that the loss of life of Aishat had earlier sparked a protest as the scholars accused the OAU administration of negligence. Supply: DailyPost

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