It was meant to be a day of fun and celebration but the reverse was the case as pandemonium broke out at the Adeyemi College of Education in Ondo when two students were reportedly crushed to death at the weekend by a commercial bus plying the area.
One of the survivor student is currently receiving treatment at the Ondo Trauma Center.
The incident occurred at about 10:45 pm last Friday, during the college’s “Asun Night” organised by the Alumni members of the institution, as part of the activities marking the 50th anniversary of the ACE, held at its campus.
It was learnt that the development nearly marred the celebration, but for the timely intervention of the police. Sources said the victims Akinkuotu Toyosi, a part three student of the English department and another student, Omobolawa Bola part four student of physics, were said to be returning from the event, when the incident happened.
Painfully, the two promising students died on the spot, the situation which triggered protest among the students, who trooped to the streets to protest the death of their colleagues. They were said to have blocked the major roads in the community, which led to traffic gridlock in various parts of the ancient town. However, the situation prompted head of various security organisations in the community to mobilize their members, who positioned themselves in strategic locations in the area, apparently to prevent any breakdown of law and order.© 2014Nigeriafilms.com