OAU 300L Student Slumps, Dies On Football Pitch


A 300 level student of the Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU in Ile Ife, Osun State, has died.

According to reports, Korede Kayode Omotola said to be a Microbiology student slumped on Friday while playing football with his colleagues during a Freshers vs Stalites match.

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He was reportedly rushed to the Health Centre but didn’t make it back to the campus.

Reacting to his death, the University authorities in a statement said that all efforts to resuscitate the student failed.

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The University Registrar, Margaret Omasule, said:

“We regret to inform the university community that one of our students, a part three student in the Department of Microbiology, Omotola Akorede Kayode, died suddenly this morning, Friday, 17th of May, 2019.

“The report had it that the student was playing football with his colleagues when he suddenly slumped.

“He was subsequently rushed to the health centre where he was confirmed dead on arrival. All resuscitation measures proved abortive,” she added.

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