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OOU Students Protest Against Killing Of 11 Colleagues In Auto Crash


By Funmilayo Omidiji – Following the death last Friday, of about 11 undergraduates of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, (OOU) Ago Iwoye, Ogun State, some students of the institution Monday morning took to the highway – the Sagamu-Ore Expressway, in protest against the sad development.

The students who converged at the Ilishan Remo/Sagamu Junction, which is the scene of the accident, in their hundreds occupied the two sides of the express and were busy turning back the road users, especially the motorists from the two ends of the ever busy highways.

Eye witness accounts revealed to our Correspondents that the students who gathered as early as 10.00am at the take off point of the protest, expressed grief and mourned their departed counterparts, by weeping and chanting curses on the driver whose truck fell on the bus the students were traveling with.

It would be recalled the unfortunate University undergraduates were killed last Friday around mid-day when a container on an articulated truck, whose driver was driving against traffic, rammed into their bus and killed all the occupants.

The sad development, when the news was broken, evoked lamentation and sent jitters to some of the OOU students who have either made it to their home base for semester break or about to take off from the campus to embark on journey to their various destinations.


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