Hammed Shittu in Ilorin
Tragedy Tuesday struck in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital when a yet-to-be announced best graduating student of University of Ilorin on the forthcoming 33rd convocation of the institution, Miss Taofiqah Oloriegbe was reported to be dead.
The deceased according to THISDAY checks, was billed to be honoured as the best graduating student at the Faculty of Engineering of the university before the incident happened.
The deceased was said to have died after a brief illness.
It was gathered that the news of her untimely death was broke via the facebook page account of the family friend of the deceased.
The facebook page account which was obtained by journalists in Ilorin yesterday, read thus: “Subhanallah: What a sudden and untimely death of a rare gem!
“She’s Taofeeqah Oloriegbe, a sister to my friend, Dammy Oloriegbe. Being the best yet-to-be announced graduating student of engineering and few days to her convocation, she left this sinful world after brief illness.
“May Allah grant her eternal rest with His pious servants and grant the families the fortitude to bear the loss.”
Meanwhile, a visit to the family house of the deceased at Alore area of Ilorin yesterday showed that the family and people of the area were in pensive mood.
Residents of the area were seen in groups discussing the untimely death of the young, brilliant and promising student.
They prayed for the soul of the deceased to be in perfect peace and grant her Aljanah Firdaos.
When contacted, the Deputy Director, Corporate Affairs and Information of the university, Alhaji Kunle Akogun, who confirmed the ugly incident, said: “The management of the university is yet to know the cause of the untimely death of the best graduating student Miss Taofiqah Oloriegbe.”
He, however said:”As soon as the management has the details of what lead to the untimely death of the student, it will be made available to the members of the public.”