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Unilag student electrocuted, colleagues protest

09 September 2015, 13:10

Lagos - Aggrieved students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, on Wednesday, protested the death of one of their colleagues, identified as Oluchi Anekwe, who was yesterday, electrocuted on her way to her room in Sodeinde Residence, New Hall on the campus.

The students who reportedly barricaded the main gate of the university to express their grievances, however asked the Vice Chancellor, Professor Rahman Bello, to intervene in the matter, as it occurred within the school’s premises.

This is even as they were said to have prevented vehicles from coming in or going out of the school, to send home their irk.

Oluchi, a 300-level student of Accounting, who hails from Aku in Enugu state, was reportedly electrocuted when a high tension wire fell on her in front of the Sodeinde hall of residence in the campus.

She was immediately rushed to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) but was pronounced dead on arrival.

However, reacting in a memo, President of the UNILAG Students’ Union Government (SUG), Abiodun Martins,expressed the students’ displeasure over ‘unavoidable’ incident.

Also read:Unilag shut down over protest

The protesting students were expressing their anger at the school authorities for not fixing the faulty cable before the incident.

Policemen from the Bariga and Sabo divisions were invited by the school authorities to contain the rampaging students.

- News 24


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