300 Level Female FUNABB Undergraduate Killed in Auto Crash

300 Level Female FUNABB Undergraduate Killed in Auto Crash

The management and students community of Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB) has been mourning the demise of a student; the unfortunate and 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 State.

Late Modupe and the bike rider were rushed by some Good Samaritans to a private clinic at Camp where they got some first aid treatment before being referred to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Abeokuta; where 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 dispatched 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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