As we all know, the year 2020 was full of ups and downs for the world. At the University of Ibadan, most of us were expecting normalcy in 2021, but things didn’t shine as bright as we expected, we didn’t get all diamonds. We saw some extremely shocking incidents that knocked the wind out of us. Scroll.
1. Dayo’s murder
The University of Ibadan community was shocked by the death of a 400 level student of the department of history, Adegoke Adedayo, who was reportedly shot by armed robbers on the 16th of October, 2021. The perpetrators of this act decided to threaten Dayo’s friends via Whatsapp that he had been shot.
The Police has since taken over the case and we still hope that the culprits will be found and brought to justice.
2. Death of Oluwaseun
Unfortunately, less than 24hrs after the death of Dayo, another sad news hit the University of Ibadan on the death of a 200 level student of the Department of Microbiology, Oluwaseun who was reportedly run over by a vehicle.
Although she was rushed to Jaja Clinic in UI. She passed on before they got there due to excessive blood loss.
3. Nicholas’ suicide note
On the 13th of December, 2021, a 26-page suicide note circulated at the University of Ibadan bringing fear to the minds of the students and staff of the university.
The note which was reportedly dropped by Jude Nicholas, a 400 level student and the President of Nigerian Universities Education Student’s Association (NUESA) contained the health challenges he had been facing for years.
These challenges began when he had surgery in 2017. He narrated that the doctors tampered with a major vein that supplies blood to his legs. He has since then been struggling to treat himself until he couldn’t anymore.
Thankfully, he has been found. Also, students and concerned members of the public were able to raise a million naira for him for the repair surgery. However, the surgery is yet to happen due to several other reasons.
How about the several professors including Prof B.O. Oke and other members of staff we did lose? Some tragically had gone too early, while some were of a fairly good old age but all still grieved us anyway.
So as the year tails out finally, we would like to bless the memories of these loved ones and also pray for a better experience as a school in the New Year.
Do have a pleasant New Year celebration and Happy New Year in advance from us all at Campus News ✨
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