Students of the University of Lagos, on Wednesday troop out en mass to protest the death of their colleague, Oluchi Anekwe, who was electrocuted on Tuesday near a female hostel Madam Tinubu Hall, located within the school
The aggrieved students of the University of Lagos had closed and halted all academic activities in the institution.
liveschoolnews.org grapevine recalls that the deceased Oluchi Anekwe who was a 300 level student from the Department of Accountancy was electrocuted on Tuesday near a female hostel Madam Tinubu Hall, located within the school.
One of the students Abiodun Otukoya from the Faculty of Science told our correspondent that the deceased left her room to await one of her friends who was bringing a course material when suddenly an electricity cable fell on her near a new generation bank and she was electrocuted on the spot.
The deceased was said to be a First Class student before her untimely death around 7.30pm of that fateful day and she was rushed to the hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.
Eye witnesses’ account said the protest which lasted for about six hours was said to have kicked off from the main gate of the school as the protesters barricaded entrance preventing visitors and vehicular movement in and out of the school premises.
The protesters carried placards singing solidarity songs and shut down the main entrance of the school while the school Vice Chancellor Professor Rahaman Bello later came to address them and said the incident was not the fault of the school but that of power distribution company.