The management of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso has confirmed the death of a final student of the department of Animal Nutrition and Biotechnology, Asefon Nifemi Benard, who was said to die off-campus on Thursday. The school authority pleaded with students for calm.
This was disclosed on Friday in a release signed by the school registrar, Dr. Kayode Ogunleye.
The statement reads:
It has just come to the notice of the university management that a 500-Level graduating student of the department of Animal Nutrition and Biotechnology, Asefon Nifemi Benard, died off-campus yesterday, April 22, 2021.
In sympathy with the student, friends and family, the university management hereby declare today Friday April 23, 2021 as lecture free-day, while any lectures or tests that might have been conducted earlier today will be declared null and void.
Management further appeals to students not to take laws into their hands. Appropriate steps will be taken to further get the facts surrounding the death of the students.
Once again, management commiserates with the students, family and friends of the deceased.
Meanwhile, the University administration has taken steps to take care of the burial of the deceased and convey his corpse to the family.
God will give the university the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
Thank you and God bless.
Dr. Kayode Ogunleye
Registrar LAUTECH Ogbomoso.