Ogun crash: OOU Students Storm Mortuary, Snatch Corpses

Pandemonium enveloped the premises of
the Ade Maternity Home, Sagamu, Ogun
State on Saturday as scores of grieving
students of the Olabisi Onabanjo University
forcefully removed the corpses of their
colleagues who were killed in a crash the
previous day from the hospital’s morgue.

Accident scene
Scene of an auto crash on the long bridge of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, at Wawa,Ogun State

Our correspondent gathered that the
management of the hospital had wanted to
collect N20,000 per corpse before the corpses could be released to their families.

This was said to have angered the students
who stormed the private hospital’s morgue
and evacuated their dead colleagues
forcefully without paying a dime, and
moved them to the morgue of the Olabisi
Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital,
Sagamu.

The police had a hectic time trying to keep
the students under control.

Head of the teaching hospital’s Morbid
Anatomy and Histopathology Department,
Dr Deji Agboola, said the corpses were
traced to Ade Maternity Home their
colleagues had combed private morgues in
Sagamu.

He confirmed that the angry students did
not yield to the demand for payment by the
hospital before the corpses of their
colleagues were released to them.

A source at the hospital also confirmed that
the corpses had been taken away.
The Ogun State police command on
Saturday said eight students of the Olabisi
Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, were
among the 12 victims of the accident which
occurred on Friday at Ilishan Junction,
along Sagamu/Benin Expressway.

In the accident, a DAF truck with number
plate BDG 779 XE laden with container had
a head-on collision with a Mazda
commercial bus with number plate XV 311
MUS, killing 12 occupants in the bus
instantly.

The victims were five females and seven
males.

The state police spokesman, Muyiwa
Adejobi, told our correspondent on the
telephone on Saturday that eight students
of OOU were among the victims.

Giving further details, he said three of them
were pre-degree students, while the only
survivor is a 300-level Chemistry student of
the institution.Punch


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