- A 100 level student of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, has been confirmed dead
- According to reports, the student identified as Moyosore Akinde slumped while jogging
- The deceased died on his way to the health centre and the cause of death remains unknown
The family and friends of Moyosore Akinde have been thrown into mourning following his death. According to reports, Akinde who was a 100 level student of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology in Ogbomosho (LAUTECH) died while jogging.
Akinde, a student of department of Biochemistry slumped during an exercise at the school’s sports complex. The deceased died on his way to the health centre.
Reacting to the news, the vice-chancellor of the institution, Micheal Ologunde, has ordered that the institution’s sports centre be closed down for three days in honour of the deceased.
Mr Ologunde, who described the death as another black episode in the history of the university, said it was a painful occurrence.
“We never expected this at a time that our students were just resuming for academic activities, at a time that we were aiming at unbroken academic calendar. Our prayer at this time was for God to grant his parents and relations the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss, while stopping all these unfortunate incidences in LAUTECH.
The Public Relations Officer of the university, Akin Fadeyi, who also confirmed the incident, added that the cause of the death is yet to be known.
In an interview with Premium Times, Fadeyi had this to say:
“Akinde Moyosore Abdul slumped. He died on his way to the heath centre. What really happened is still unknown because he died on his way to the heath centre. The incident occurred during the weekend and not on Monday.
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"Had it been that he made it to the heath centre, the doctors would have told us the cause of his death. You know that LAUTECH is a non-residential institution and, everybody has access to the sport facilities.He is not the only one that has been using the facilities. But, no one can say what happened.”
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Irate students of the Osun State Polytechnic at Iree on Saturday, April 1, set the school clinic and medical equipment ablaze over the death of one of their colleagues. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt that the timely intervention of the school’s security officials prevented the fire from spreading to other buildings in the school.
It was learnt that one Aminu Hammed, a Higher National Diploma student of the institution’s Department of Applied Chemistry, slumped in the examination hall on Friday, May 31, and was rushed to the school clinic, where he later died.
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