Adekunle Ajasin University shut because the mom of three siblings killed in crash dies of shock
Adekunle Ajasin University shut because the mom of three siblings killed in the crash dies of shock. The administration of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, on Sunday ordered the closure of the establishment till additional discovery.
The improvement was not unconnected to the protest that adopted the deadly accident, which occurred reverse the campus of the establishment on Saturday, through which no fewer than 9 individuals, together with some college students of the college, have been killed.
The directive to shut down the college was contained in a round issued by the appearing Registrar, Mr Opeoluwa Akinfemiwa.
The round learn, “Further to our round of Saturday, January 23, 2021, and the attendant protest by college students on Sunday, January 24, 2021, the appearing Vice-Chancellor, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Prof. Olugbenga Ige, on behalf of the Senate, has directed that the college be closed with speedy impact till additional discover.
“All students are therefore advised to vacate the campus latest by 6 pm today, Sunday, January 24, 2021.”
It was gathered that three siblings have been among the many victims, who misplaced their lives within the crash.
According to the Ondo State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps and the state command of the Nigeria Police, no fewer than 9 individuals have been killed, whereas a number of others have been injured within the accident that concerned a truck belonging to Dangote Cement.
It was gathered that the cement-laden truck was heading for Owo from Obajana in Kogi State, when its brake allegedly failed. As a outcome, the driving force misplaced management of the car and swerved off the street, and rammed into some outlets straight reverse the college.
In a Facebook publish, a former spokesman for the Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, Mr. Joe Igbokwe, mentioned the mom of the three siblings killed within the crash additionally died of shock on Saturday after listening to the unhappy information about her youngsters.
Igbokwe’s publish was titled: ‘I am in deep pains and totally diminished as a mortal’.
He wrote, “An accident occurred yesterday (Saturday) in Akungba, Ondo State….these three guys were from same parents, a trailer crushed the three of them together in their shop and they all died instantly. Their mum died on the spot on hearing the news. Two of them are final year students of Ondo State University…….”
Similarly, a former Student Union President of the college, Samuel Adesomoju, popularly generally known as Sampraise, was additionally confirmed to be one of many victims of the crash.
The Global President of the National Association of Ondo State Students, Ayoade Kikiowo, confirmed this to journalists.
The physique of Adesomoju, a 500-level legislation scholar, was found within the mortuary after the crash. One of his associates, Iyantan John, additionally confirmed this on his Facebook web page.
He wrote, “The ugly occasion that occurred yesterday in Akungba group is not going to concern the ‘Authorities’ that’s the reason these incidents proceed to occur typically and infrequently.
“The most painful thing is that I lost a brother who is so dear to me. Former SUG President and 500level law student, my acquaintance while in AAUA. May God console his family and the families of the late students. #RescueAkungba.”
Following the incident, college students of the college took to the streets of the city to protest in opposition to incessant street crashes in the neighborhood, notably alongside the college street.
The protesting college students, who have been singing solidarity songs, barricaded the roads that entered into the city and requested autos going into the city to show again.
The offended college students additionally despatched again the state authorities delegation led by the Chief of Staff to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu. All efforts to attraction to them failed.
They demanded the private look of the governor and never a delegation. The college students stopped the delegation at Iwaro junction, in Akungba Akoko, stating that the federal government had uncared for the group as no effort was made to curb incessant street accidents in the neighborhood.
However, they allowed the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Bolaji Salami, to enter the city along with his safety aides, whereas the federal government delegation returned to Akure.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Senate Leader, who’s representing Ondo North Senatorial District within the National Assembly, Prof. Ajayi Boroffice, has described as unlucky the avoidable crash that led to lack of lives and propertys in Akungba on Saturday.
The senator mentioned in an announcement by his media aide, Kayode Fakuyi, on Sunday, “It is time to cease the incessant carnage on the Akungba Road.
“It is deeply disturbing to listen to about one other accident on the Akungba Road. It turns into extra confounding that the accident claimed many lives and property.
“Many accidents have occurred alongside that route previously and worthy counsels and viable options have been provided.
“The situation is not helpless and it is time to put an end to the incessant carnage on roads in Akoko land.”