No fewer than four students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho have lost their lives between January and February this year.
LEADERSHIP Weekend learnt on Friday that three female 200 Level students of the Department of Science Laboratory Technology were killed by a “reckless” driver, while the fourth person was killed by a yet to be identified assailants.
Two of the ladies were on a bike heading to their hostel to collect their laboratory coats for a practical class when a taxi ran into them from behind on Monday.
The third female was hit by the car while she was walking on the road and she died instantly.
It was gathered that the taxi driver claimed that the brake of his car failed, which made him to collide with a motorcycle conveying the students.
According to eyewitnesses, the two ladies on the bike died on the spot while the third, a pedestrian, died immediately by the roadside.
Three passengers in the taxi were also seriously injured and are said to be in coma.
Oluwadare Ikechukwu Mba, a 100 level Transport Management student of the institution, was killed by unidentified assailants on Tuesday night.
As a result, students of the institution have appealed to the state government to save them from early death caused by reckless drivers.
In a ‘Save Our Soul’ message by the Student Union Government executive on Tuesday, the students lamented that four students of the university have been killed since January by reckless drivers.
The students on Monday embarked on a violent protest against the motor transport union, the police and the school’s management over the killing of three female 200 Level students of the Department of Science Laboratory Technology by a “reckless” driver.
Part of the SOS sent by the Student Union reads: “Just in the first week of January 2013, a bus driver hit a final-year student awaiting his call-up letter, sending him on a journey of no-return with the excuse of a brake failure
“And just today (Monday), three innocent girls have embarked on the same journey with a taxi driver as the sender.