LAUTECH VC speaks on final year student who dies inside soakaway

Bernard

A 400 level student of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Asefon Nifemi Bernard, met an untimely death on Tuesday April 22 when he fell inside a soakaway in the institution.

His death led to a protest by students, which forced the management address them and promised to investigate the tragedy.

Bernard, a graduating student of the Department of Animal Nutrition and Biotechnology, was said to have died after falling into the soakaway in his hostel, while attempting to switch on electricity.

According to reports, the Acting Vice-Chancellor of LAUTECH, Professor Mojeed Olaide Liasu, gave this assurance while addressing the leadership of the South West Zone of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), led by the Deputy Coordinator, South West, Comrade Oladimeji Uthman.

Liasu noted that the death was unfortunate and a rude shock, noting that management members were pained at the occurrence and have therefore committed to getting to the root of the matter to guide against future occurrence.

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