Students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) have staged a massive protest within the school premises, following the demise of one of their colleagues.
Following the reports gathered from the school has it that the students have shut the institution’s main gate, and have asked the Vice Chancellor, Professor Rahman Bello, to intervene in the matter.
The students noted that since the electrocution took place within the school premises, the school management should take responsibility for the incident which has turned the school upside down.
Oluchi Anekwe, a student of UNILAG was reportedly electrocuted on her way to her room in Sodeinde Residence, New Hall, and was rushed to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), but was pronounced dead on arrival.
During the protest, the students chanted “No VC, No going back” as they demanded Professor Bello’s presence among them.
In a statement signed by Abiodun Martins, the institution’s Students Union Government (SUG) president, the students stated that the demise of the lady could have been avoided.
The letter read: GREATEST AKOKITES!!! The University of Lagos Students’ Union regrets to announce the passing away of one of us, our very own OLUCHI ANEKWE, a 300 level student of the department of Accounting. Oluchi, till her death, was a first class student, and a very active student in class. Our condolence goes to her families, relatives and friends.
We pray that God will grant them the fortitude to bear the loss. The event that led to her death is in its entirety avoidable. We hereby call on all concerned authorities to swing into action so as to prevent future occurrence. In this regard, we hereby declare that all academic and social activities of the school and of the students’ are hereby suspended for today and no unnecessary sound around the campus in honour of the lost soul.
The entire University of Lagos Students loved her, but God in His wisdom saw fit to embrace her. We shall surely miss her. Oluchi, GOODNIGHT.
Signed; Comrade Abiodun Martins ULSU President (2014/2015).
As at the press time, the students were still expressing their displeasure over the mishap, as reports from the institution’s Akoka, Yaba campus have it that there are no vehicles coming in or going out of the school.