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News - South West - Osun Updated: April 18, 2024

Osun student dies in accident

By Francis Ezediuno
April 18, 2024
Late Olanrewaju
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A student of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, Osun State, Olanrewaju Olatona has been reportedly killed by a hit and run driver.

The accident it was gathered occured on Monday while the driver allegedly fled the scene after knocking down the student.

The accident was said to have occurred when the driver who was reportedly driving against traffic, collided with the motorcycle conveying Olatona, and another passenger along the Ikirun-Osogbo road area of the state.

The Spokesperson of the Osun State Police Command, Yemisi Opalola also confirmed the accident.

Opalola also disclosed that the police had launched a manhunt for the fleeing driver.

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In her words, "Yes, the incident happened and we are just confirming that he is a student. When it happened, it was not reported to the police at first that the victim was a student.

“It was a case of a hit-and-run and the driver could not be apprehended immediately. Meanwhile, the police will not relax. We will arrest the driver,” Opalola said.

A student of the Polytechnic who was privy to the incident but pleaded anonymity also disclosed that the driver was driving in the wrong direction when he hit the motorcycle conveying Olatona and one other yet-to-be-identified person.

"The severe impact of the collision was said to have led to the National Diploma 2 student’s death."

Olatona, who was the Financial Secretary of the Department of Mass Communication, was preparing for his mandatory one-year Industrial Training programme.

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