The University Management has described as
unfortunate and a great loss, the sad demise of
Miss Maria Modupe Atere, a 300-level student in
the Department of Plant Physiology and Crop
Production, College of Plant Science and Crop
Production (COLPLANT), of the University. It was gathered that
Miss Atere, a 22-year-old student was on a
commercial motorcycle, when she was knocked
down by a car, along the Camp-Alabata Road,
around the Ogun-Oshun River Basin Development
Authority (OORBDA) gate, in Abeokuta, Ogun
When the sad incident occurred, some Good
Samaritans brought two unidentified victims of
the accident to a private clinic at Camp. Miss
Atere was later discovered to be one of them.
She was given first aid treatment before being
referred to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC),
Abeokuta, for better medical attention due to the
severity of the injuries sustained. Unfortunately,
she passed on.
However, contrary to unfounded allegations of
negligence, made by some individuals against
the University, Atere was never brought to the
University Health Centre for treatment, hence, no
doctor had the opportunity to quickly examine
her and arrive at a decision on the most
appropriate form of medical treatment.
Nevertheless, the University ambulance was
despatched to the private clinic at Camp, when a
request was made.
Meanwhile, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor
Olusola Oyewole, has approved the immediate
constitution of a Committee to investigate the
circumstances that led to the unfortunate
incident. Management sympathises very deeply
with family members and the entire University
community, praying that the Infinite God grants
everyone the much needed fortitude to bear this
really painful loss.
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