Two students of the Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED) Ijagun in Ogun State were reported dead after taking a substance suspected to be sniper.
It was claimed in a report made available to newsmen on Monday that a female student of the institution and her male colleague died after they took the deadly substance.
According to the report, the incident happened on Sunday night at a private hostel in Ijagun town. It was gathered that the lady, a 200 level student of the Library and Information Science department, TASUED, had gone to the male student’s room but when she tarried in returning to her room hours after, her anxious roommate decided to check on her at the male’s hostel.
The report explained further that on getting to the male hostel and entered the room, the worried roommate saw them lifeless. They were taken to the University’s health centre, where the doctor on duty confirmed the female student dead on arrival and was deposited at the state-owned hospital, Ijebu – Ode.
However, the male student was unconscious and was taken to the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital(OOUTH), Sagamu.
Parents of the male student were said to have transferred their child to an emergency ward of the Babcock University Teaching Hospital, Ilisan, Ogun State.
He was, however, confirmed dead by a source on Monday morning.
Confirming the death of the female student, the Public Relations Officer of the TASUED, Mrs Odubela Ayotunde, commiserated with the family.
She said: “We are just trying to do some cross-checking. It is the lady is the one that died in the male’s hostel in the night.
“We learnt that the guy, by the time the neighbours raised the alarm, was in an unconscious state but the lady was already dead.
“They rushed both to the University health centre and then to general hospital Ijebu – Ode where the corpse of the lady was deposited while the guy was rushed to OOUTH but it was learnt that his father expressed the rights to take his son to the Babcock University hospital and he was obliged.
“So, the male student is still on admission at the hospital. The incident didn’t take place at the TASUED’s hostel. It happened in a private hostel in Ijagun town, the neighbouring host community.
“We commiserate with the family of the deceased while we await the report of what actually transpired.”