Controversy Over Death of OAU Student

Controversy Over Death of OAU Student

There have been controversy over the death of Omotola Akorede Kayode, a 300-level student of Microbiology at the Obafemi Awolowo University.


The deceased death occurred after he collapsed while playing football on Friday morning.

The university management in release by Registrar, Margaret Omasule said all medical measures taken to save the student’s life proved abortive.

“We regret to inform the university community that one of our students, a part three student in the Department of Microbiology, Omotola Akorede Kayode, died suddenly this morning, Friday, 17th of May, 2019.

“The report had it that the student was playing football with his colleagues when he suddenly slumped. He was subsequently rushed to the health centre where he was confirmed dead on arrival. All resuscitation measures proved abortive,” she said.
‘Not true’

One of the students who pleaded anonymity because of fear of victimisation said: “Korede collapsed on the pitch; after, he was rushed down to the health centre immediately but he wasn’t given attention.”

Another student, a friend of the deceased also corroborated this.

In the victim’s last post on WhatsApp, he waxed philosophical, while commenting on rising suicide cases amongst students.

“See suicide skyrocketing over relationship shots, school results and JAMB results. You all whom this thing seems so important to, should better take heed and talk to people about it- NOTHING IS WORTH DYING FOR,” the post read.

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