The management of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Nigeria, has debunked newspaper reports that three students of the institution died in the students’ protests on Monday, saying that only one student died.
The management, in a letter dated April 10, 2013 and signed by the institution’s Registrar, J.A. Agboola, also gave the full details of the crisis and how the student died.
Agboola said the “accident occurred on the Ogbomoso-Ilorin road caused by a reckless driver who veered off the road and hit a 200-Level female student of the Department of Science Laboratory Technology, by name Olojugba Folakemi Esther which resulted in her death.
“Two students and three other persons (who are not LAUTECH students) were also hit by the reckless driver, but they only sustained injuries. The two LAUTECH students involved in the accident are currently receiving treatment at LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso.”
The Registrar said the reporter did not have the source of the story from the institution’s management, saying it was “misleading in its content and capable of causing uproar in the university and resentment against the university.”
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