UNILAG REACTS ON A TWITTER MESSAGE ON THE DEATH OF TOPE
We are responding to this message on our Twitter page.
I heard something unfortunate happened at Moremi Hostel on Thursday, 23rd March, 2017. A Chemistry Education student identified as Tope was said to have died after returning from an outing with an unidentified man.
I gathered Tope died at the medical centre, that she was a squatter and that DSA expelled the student who took her in.
THE FACTS ARE:
Information available so far indicates that she called someone (some say, relations, others say male) to come and pick her from the hall. Later information filtered into the hall on Friday that she had died.
I wish to state that the story about the Medical Centre is false.Definitely, the incident did not happen in the Medical Centre contrary to the claim in the twitter massage.
Lastly, there is no formal report from the hall to the DSA on the incident. Therefore, no action could have been taken to eject the bona fide student as claimed.
Let me state categorically here that nostudent has been ejected from the hall over this matter.
At this moment our thoughts are with the family.
Information Unit, University of Lagos