Controversy as UNILAG female student dies suddenly

1108, Musa Fatimah Temitope Omolara

Controversy rages on the death of a100-level student of Chemistry Education in University of Lagos, Unilag, Musa Fatimah Temitope Omolara, who died in the school after returning from an outing outside the campus.


While a cross section of students, who witnessed event leading to the death of Temitope, who was one of class reps in the department of Science and Technology Education said he went out of the school to keep a date with a boyfriend, another said he was out to see her family member.

“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 no student has been ejected from the hall over this matter. At this moment our thoughts are with the family,” a statement released by the Public Relations Officer of the university, Mr. Toyin Adebule explained.

Temitope died on Thursday, 23rd March 2017, after vomiting blood on her return to the campus. She was buried on Friday according to Islamic rites.

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