June 10, 2023

A 100-level female student of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun state, has reportedly passed away after she accidentally fell into a septic-tank at one of the school’s hostels.

A student leader of the higher institution shared the heartbreaking news signed by the Executive members of the campus Union, The post read; “Heritage Ajibola, 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.

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