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OGUN: Gateway Polytechnic Students Death Spark Controversy



The deaths of two students from Gateway Polytechnic in Ode-Remo, Ogun State, along with another applicant student, have sparked a wave of controversy.

The circumstances surrounding their demise remain mysterious, as the exact cause of death is yet to be determined.

Investigations conducted by our team indicate that four students and the applicant in question, who was awaiting admission, experienced severe stomach problems after consuming a meal of spaghetti.

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Tragically, two students and the applicant succumbed to their conditions.

A video posted on the school’s Instagram blog has identified the three individuals who lost their lives.

They are Bakari Habbeb, an ND2 student from the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology; Odu Selen, an ND1 student from the Department of Mass Communication, and Hameed, an applicant for the 23/24 academic session.

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In a joint circular issued by the Student Union President, Olatunji Idowu Alexander, and the SUG PRO, Tanimowo Joel, the incident was confirmed, and ongoing investigations were acknowledged.

The circular expressed deep sorrow over the incident and extended condolences to the institution’s management, the families affected, and all well-wishers.

It also assured the public that “a thorough investigation would be conducted to uncover the truth behind this tragic event.”

The Eaglesforesight correspondent made a second call to Olaitan Alexander, the school’s SUG president, who invited its correspondent to the campus for more comprehensive information regarding the incident.

Alexander expressed the need for a proper intervention involving all relevant stakeholders.

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Our correspondent also reached out to ASP Oluwole Folashade, the Deputy Police Public Relations Officer of Ogun State, who stated that the state command was unaware of the incident and requested time to investigate the matter further.

They assured that they would provide an update after obtaining more information.

As a result of the untimely deaths of the three students, Gateway Polytechnic has postponed its second-semester examinations, originally scheduled for Monday, July 17. The exams will now take place on July 19th.

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