UNILAG Board Commences Probe Of Oluchi Anekwe’s Death

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The University of Lagos, UNILAG has set up a four-man panel to start probing the death of varsity student, Oluchi Anekwe, who was electrocuted on the campus last week.

UNILAG medical staff blamed in Oluchi's death: Slow response criticized
UNILAG medical staff blamed in Oluchi’s death: Slow response criticized

According to the spokesman of the institution, Mr. Goke Oke, the panel is chaired by Professor Mustapha Danesi a professor of medicine.

READ: UNILAG Medical Staff Blamed In Death Of Electrocuted Student

He further denied the claims by the deceased family that she died in the institution’s medical centre due to workers’ negligence.

READ ALSO:She Saw Her Death Coming – Family Of Electrocuted UNILAG Student


He said: “I know our medical employees are professionals and experts and I believe they acted according to professional standards. However, the panel will investigate the matter.”

Oke, who appealed for calm and understanding during the investigation, said he empathised with the family of the deceased and did not seek to engage them in brickbats.

READ ALSO: Federal Ministry Of Power Investigates UNILAG Electrocution Case

He also said Oluchi’s parents had not been contacted in respect of compensation and that the institution was in contact with the electricity company to remove the cable from its premises.

“The university, being a community in itself, is located within the Akoka/Onike community and it cannot dissociate itself from its environment. The power station is just behind the school and we cannot be hostile to them,” he said.



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