Gbadebo Richard, studying European Studies in the Faculty of arts, a student of the prestigious University of Ibadan, has lost his life in an industrial accident in a soap manufacturing company in Oyo state on Tuesday.
Reports from Sahara reporters revealed that the sad occurrence took place at the Oluyole factory of Henkel Nigeria Limited, the company that produces the popular WAW detergent and soap.
It happened that, Gbadebo Richard, who was twenty years old, was on night shift, and was said to have fallen into one of the machines in the factory.
Other workers present at the moment were unaware of what had happened until they saw blood spilling out through a side of the machine.
“His family members were not informed by the company until an unknown number called them. So they mobilised to the company and blocked the road, about 30 police officers were called in to prevent disturbance.
“An ambulance later came and Richard’s father was allowed into the building. He later went with the body, packed in a plastic bag in the ambulance to the morgue at Teju Hospital without any of the staff of the factory,” a source told SaharaReporters.
The President and Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the faculty of Arts, University of Ibadan, has come nformed and signed the disheartening event.
“It’s completely disheartening to announce the death of Mr Gbadebo Richard (300-level student) from the Department of European Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Ibadan.
“Your fervor to become greater in life was cut short by your sudden death. Team Evolution uses this medium to sympathise with the family of our late Afasite who was active, effective and diligent in studies. We pray that God be with the family and wipe out similar occurrence,” the statement read.
Meanwhile, the Police Public Relations Officer of Oyo state, Olugbenga Fadeyi, when contacted has neither responded to calls nor replied to text messages concerning the issue.
May his Gentle souls rest in peace.