The University of Lagos was on Wednesday thrown into chaos and wild protests as students were angered by the death of a third year student, Oluchi Anekwe.
The deceased was electrocuted Tuesday night on the campus.
In a protest that ensued, students blocked the entrance into the campus and demanded that the Vice Chancellor, Professor Rahman Bello come and address them.
In a statement, President of the Students Union Government, Abiodun Martins, stated that the demise of the lady could have been avoided.
“The University of Lagos Students’ Union regrets to announce the passing away of one of us, our very own OLUCHI ANEKWE, a 300 level student of the department of Accounting. Oluchi, till her death, was a first class student, and a very active student in class. Our condolence goes to her families, relatives and friends.
“We hereby call on all concerned authorities to swing into action so as to prevent future occurrence. In this regard, we hereby declare that all academic and social activities of the school and of the students’ are hereby suspended for today and no unnecessary sound around the campus in honour of the lost soul.”
As at filing this story, vehicular movement in and out of the campus has been on standstill.