The Family of Adebowale have been thrown into mourning following the sudden death of their beloved daughter, Naphisat who was killed by a strayed cow while on her way to school. grapevine gathered that, Naphisat, who was a final year student of Lagos State University (LASU) was on Monday July 6, 2015 crushed to death while on her way to school. An impeccable source who wish to remain anonymous disclosed to our correspondent that she died two weeks to her first semester examinations. Not only that, the expectant mother was said to be carrying a set of twins according to the result of the pelvic scan she did during one of her ante-natal visits to the hospital.

Late Naphisat Adebowale Photo Credit: Vanguard

Late Naphisat Adebowale
Photo Credit: Vanguard grapevine gathered that Naphisat was a final year student of Physical and Health Education, Lagos State University LASU, until that fateful Monday.

Before her untimely death, the mother of two lived in the Aga/Harmony area of Ikorodu. But because of the distance, she usually would leave home on a Monday for school to meet up with her academic activities and returned to her family on Friday. She left home for school as usual on July 6 but never made it to her destination.

According to her colleagues, Naphisat’s practice was to leave home around 4am in order to beat the traffic that usually starts building up from 6am on the route to her school. But that particular Monday, the traffic was rather light and so there was really nothing to hinder her from getting to school on time to attend her 8am lecture.

But sadly that was not to be as the 27-year-old Naphisat, a Muslim by faith, was involved in an auto crash which claimed her life at Odo-Eran bus-stop, along the LASU/Isheri road.

Tragedy struck around 7am when a cow escaped from a nearby abattoir and strayed to the major road where it was hit by a fast-moving commercial bus.

Our correspondent, gathered that on account of the impact, Naphisat, a passenger in the bus, who was sitting near the door fell and landed on the road and was hit by an oncoming vehicle. She died on the spot. She was later identified as a student of Lagos State University LASU

A second year student of Faculty of Education, Christian Elemilua, described the victim as a hard-working fellow who participated actively in sports.

The Public Relations Officer of LASU Students Union, Adebanjo Fatai, told grapevine that following the sad development, the Union had made representation to government to relocate the abattoir.

Adebanjo said the students were preparing for a press conference when they received news of Naphisat’s death, adding that they all rushed to the scene of the accident.

“It was so painful that the management of the abattoir did not contact the school authorities having discovered her identity. This is the reason why we closed down the place for seven days before it was re-opened today (Monday July 13, 2015),’’ he said.

Also, the President of the Student Union, Adeyemi Wasiu Onikoro, said the union had entered into negotiations with the management of the abattoir to compensate the victim’s family.

“Initially her family did not support the idea, but when we went into action, they changed their mind and the husband has since expressed appreciation for our gesture. We want this to serve as a deterrence to others. An abattoir should not be sited very close to a major road to avoid a situation like this,’’ he said.

Naphisat was buried same day according to Muslim rites. May her soul rest in peace.

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