Student Dies As Armed Men Attack OAU Hostel

The authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile  Ife, have condoled with the parents and family members of a part three student of the Department of Accounting of the University, Abiodun Babalola, who died as a result of injuries he sustained during an attack on the Adam and Eve Hostel.

The hostel houses OAU students along Parakin – Ede road axis of Ile Ife.

It was contained in a release by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Abiodun Olarewaju, that the students were attacked in the wee hours of Saturday with dangerous weapons by some unknown persons who inflicted varying degrees of injuries on the hapless students before carting away their money, phones and other valuables.

Expressing agony at the loss of a student, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, said people should place the fear of God far and above worldly materials, wondering what sort of earthly possession would make a man to attack, maim and kill his fellow man.

He, thereafter, on behalf of the Council, Senate, Staff, Students and the entire University Community, prayed that the Lord would grant eternal rest to the late Abiodun Babalola and the parents and family members the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

An attack on a hostel on the university’s campus on July 10, 1999 led to the death of the Secretary of the Students’ Union Government, George ‘Afrika’ Iwilade and four other students.

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