Students, teachers and other workers of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, in Osun State, are in serious mourning mood following the announcement by the management of the institution of the sudden death of a part 3 student in the department of Microbiology, Mr Akorede Kayode Omotola, who reportedly slumped and died on Friday while playing football.
The announcement was contained in a press statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Mr Abiodun Olanrewaju.
The statement disclosed that Omotola was immediately rushed to the University Health Centre where he was confirmed dead on arrival.
“The Management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile – Ife, Osun State, regret to announce that one of our students, a part 3 student in the Department of Microbiology, OMOTOLA, Akorede Kayode, died suddenly on Friday, 17th of May, 2019.
“The student was playing football with his colleagues when he suddenly slumped. He was subsequently rushed to the University Health Centre where he was confirmed dead on arrival. All measures to resuscitate him proved abortive.
“The management hereby commiserate with the parents, family, classmates, colleagues and the entire University Community over this irreparable loss. And may the good Lord grants us all the fortitude to bear the loss”, the statement read.