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EKEDP Must Mompensate Electrocuted Student – UNILAG

Posted: Oct 19, 2015 at 4:04 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Authorities of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), have called on the management of the Eko Electricity Distribution Plc (EKEDP) to adequately compensate the family of the student electrocuted by an overhead 11KVA cable at the institution.
It will be recalled that an undergraduate part three student of accounting at the university, Miss Oluchi Anekwe, was on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 killed when an overhead in front of a hostel snapped and fell on her at about 7 pm on the day.
Addressing newsmen during a media parley held at the hallowed chamber of the institution’s Senate Building, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Rahamon Bello, stated that the unfortunate incident that led to the
death of the innocent girl was a painful one to the institution.
He added that a Federal Government panel of investigation had indicted the company over the death of the student who matriculation number at the time of death was given as no. 1302011871.
The VC added, “EKEDP must pay appropriate compensation to the family of Oluchi Anekwe. Where the required us to ensure that this is done we would do that.”
He stated that the findings of an internal panel of investigation at the university found that medical attention given to the deceased student were professional upon arrival at the medical centre of the institution, adding that her death occurred within seconds of contact with the 11,000 KVA electric cables.
However, he added that her sister who with her at the time of electrocution was also attended at the clinic and treated for shocks.
Addressing other issues recently at the university, the VC said a panel of investigation into the case of a rape of a prospecting female student by one, Mr. Afeez Baruwa, found out that the suspect was never
a lecturer at the university.
He said, “He has never been involved in any teaching or performance of academic functions at the Faculty of Business Administration. His tenuous relationship with the university is hinged on his engagement
by the Distance Learning Institute (DLI) as a Project Supervisor and
invigilator during its residential programmes.”
However, he assured that though both the rapist and victim were neither staff nor student of the university, the institution would ‘take interest in the case and ensure that justice is meted out
appropriately’.