Just less than a month that he resumed school, a 100-level student of the Department of Linguistics and African Studies, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), named Heritage Ajibola has reportedly died after falling into a septic tank in one of the private hostels close to the school.
The incident happened yesterday, February 9, 2022, and has thrown the entire campus in a mourning mood.
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 Heritage 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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