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OAU queries hostel owner over death of student who drowned in septic tank

•Late Ajibola Heritage

ILE-IFE – Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, on Friday issued a query to the owner of BVER, a private hostel on the campus of the institution, where a 100 level student, Ajibola Heritage, lost her life after accidentally falling into a septic tank.

This was disclosed in a press statement by the Public Relations Officer of the university, Abiodun Olarewaju, who stated that the hostel isn’t owned by the university management and the school only carries oversight functions on these private hostels.

The statement partly read, “The owner of the private hostel, BVER, where the incidence occurred has been issued a query by the University Management and his response is being awaited.

 “It must be noted that all the hostels in the students’ village are privately owned and they are not under the control of the University. The University Management presently has only oversight functions on these private hostels,” it said.

Olarewaju further revealed that Criminal Investigation Department of the Osun State Command of the Nigeria Police Force, has taken over the investigation into the circumstances that led to the death of the student.
(Daily Independent)

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