BY SHOLA OGUNTOYE
The Federal University of Technology Akure, FUTA was on Tuesday embroiled in a turmoil over the death of a 200-level- student, Adeyinka Daniel.
Positive FM gathered that the student was said to have been involved in an Okada accident which also left four others injured.
According to some students who spoke with our correspondent, the accident claimed the life of Adeyinka Daniel, a student of the Software Engineering Department due to negligence on the part of staff of the institution’s health centre.
The development led to a protest by students who locked one of the main gates to the school and burnt tyres at the gates.
They also barricaded the expressway, distrupting vehicular movements despite the presence of security operatives.
Speaking with positive fm, the National President of Ondo State Students, NAOSS Mr Ayoade kikiowo who is also a FUTA student lamented the death of the student which he noted could have been avoided if the security guards at the gate had allowed the victim to be rushed in on time and promptly attended to at the health centre.
Reacting, FUTA’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Adegbenro Adebanjo explained that the accident occured around 10pm on Monday while the victim and his colleagues were heading to an undisclosed place.
Mr Adegbenro said the accident which also involved a trailer led to the death of Daniel Adeyinka while his four colleagues were responding to treatment at the health centre.
Meanwhile the management of the University has expressed sadness over the untimely death of Adeyinka Daniel.
The institution in a statement signed by the Registrar, Mr Richard Arifalo commiserated with the family of the deceased.
Read the statement below
PRESS STATEMENT ON THE DEATH OF ADEYINKA DANIEL, 200 LEVEL STUDENT OF FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY AKURE
The Management of the Federal University of Technology Akure, FUTA expresses deep sadness at the demise of one of its students, Adeyinka Daniel, 200 level, Software Engineering, in the early hours of August 3, 2021 following an automobile incident along Oyemekun Road Akure. We commiserate and identify with family , friends and fellow students of the deceased on this very painful loss of a promising student.
The university is particularly saddened by the circumstances leading to his death.
From available information the deceased student along with others were involved in an accident outside the campus around 10 PM on August 2, 2021. They were first taken to a private hospital were doctors battled to save their lives. Three of the students were stabilized but Daniel’s condition remained critical. When the condition of the student deteriorated the doctor at the Private Hospital referred him to the Federal Medical Centre, Owo for expert intervention.
At that time the parents of the student and some relations had joined him at the Private Hospital and it was decided, because of time factor, to bring him to the University Health Centre. The deceased student was brought to the University Health Centre at 3.20 AM and the doctor on duty promptly attended to the student in the car of the parents. According to him, all resuscitative efforts proved abortive; there was no cardiac activity and response to any stimuli. And by 3.40 AM he declared that he was brought in clinically dead. The doctor offered to take the boy to the morgue with the University Ambulance but the parents declined electing to take him home ostensibly for burial.
The Medical report from the Private Hospital which was brought along with him indicates that the student was clinically non responsive by 1.30 AM well before they got to the University Health Centre at 3.20 AM.
The death is unfortunate and regrettable.
The University has ordered an immediate review of the incident in order to ascertain the circumstances leading to it .
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the deceased student. The University is also monitoring the state of treatment of the other students who were also involved.
We pray that the Almighty God will grant the family and friends of the deceased the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
Mr Richard Arifalo