Tragedy As OAU Student Dies After Falling Into Septic Tank In Her Hostel

Heritage was said to be packing her clothes that she had washed earlier when she suddenly slipped into the septic tank in the hostel.

A 100-level student of the Department of Linguistics and African Studies, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun state, has lost her life after after she fell into a septic tank in the school hostel on Wednesday February 9.

Heritage was said to be packing her clothes that she had washed earlier when she suddenly slipped into the septic tank in the hostel where students are allegedly asked to pay as much as N200, 000 for a bed space.

Confirming her death, the University’s Students’ Union president, Ogunperi Taofeek Olalekan, in a statement released, said

Heritage Ajibola, the Linguistics and African Languages student who accidentally fell into the soakaway this afternoon at Bver Hostel, Maintenance Hostels, is confirmed dead!

This incident is highly unfortunate. The Union mourns her. May her soul rest in peace. May God give her family, friends and course mates the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.

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