A 300 level student of the Department of Accounting in the University of Lagos was electrocuted to death Tuesday night by a high tension cable that fell on her.
The student identified as Oluchi Anekwe met her untimely death in front of the popular New Hall in campus.
According to an eye witness, Oluchi was coming from the library and on reaching New Hall, a high tension cable fell on her and she was electrocuted to death before help came.
A parliamentary member of the Nigeria University Education Student Association (NUESA), Hon.Ojo Temitope Olufemi, in a message on whatsapp confirmed this incident and also the demise of the victim this morning.
He added in the broadcast message that residents of various Halls (Sodeinde, Eni Njoku, Makama, Fagunwa and Madam Tinubu) in New Hall to be very watchful and careful so as not to fall victim of this incident.
Similarly, the University of Lagos Students’ Union (ULSU) in a statement signed by Comrade Abiodun Martin- the Union President and RT. Jawosimi Oluseegun- the Speaker of ULSU parliament on the incident said; “the ULSU regrets to announce the passing away of one of us our very own Oluchi Anekwe, a 300 level student of Department of Accounting. Oluchi, till her death was a 1st class Student and a very active student in class. Our condolence goes to her families, relatives and friends. We pray that God grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.”
The statement added that the Union called the concerned authorities to swing into action so as to prevent future occurrences. This is because they believe the event that led to her death is entirely avoidable if measures have been put in place.
The statement further reads, “All academic and social activities of the school and of the students are hereby declare suspended for today (9th September 2015) and no unnecessary sound around the school campus must be made in honour of Oluchi.”
As the time of filing in this report, the school management has not released any statement on the incident. Also, the Security Unit only disseminated information that her body has been deposited in a mortuary.