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OOU Students: 3 families collect bodies for burial

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By Daud Olatunji

ABEOKUTA—Three of the 12 bereaved families of students of Olabisi Onabanjo University, OOU, and the driver, who lost their lives in an accident along Sagamu-Benin Expressway, have buried their loved ones.

Vanguard gathered that the family of the driver of the bus, Lukman Adekeye, who was crushed in the accident, was first to collect his body for burial according to Islamic rites.

It was further gathered that the families of two students, identified as Dare Olatunji and Aminat Adebayo, who had gone to the school to fill post-UTME form, but died in the accident on their way back home, have collected their bodies and buried them.

It would be recalled that a container fell off the bed of a truck and landed on a bus, which was conveying passengers from Lagos Garage, Ijebu-Ode, to Sango-Ota, leaving all the passengers, except one, dead.

Chairman, National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, Ogun State, Okikiola Ogunsola, described the incident as tragic.

He identified the victims as Odubanku Oluwadamilola, Political Science (200L), Ogunnoiki Mariam, History (100L), Aribiola Elizabeth, Bio-Chemistry (100L), Pampam Latifat, Chemical Science (100L), Asade Ibukun, Law (200L).

Meanwhile, the Students Union Government, SUG, has declared today as Black Monday in the school.

The students’ leaders in the state said they had agreed that lectures and other activities be suspended in all the campuses in the state.

A statement by the SUG said: “We will be having a candlelight procession for our deceased colleagues tonight; we are expecting students from other tertiary institutions across the state to attend.”


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