Students of Yaba College of Technology have shut down both gates into the campus protesting the death of a final year student. Her death was caused, according to the protesters, because of medical negligence and the dilapidated condition of the college’s medical facilities.
The crisis erupted over the death of Lasan Charity, a final year student of Office Technology and Management (OTM), at about 5 A.M. today, after she was denied proper treatment at the Medical Center and reportedly abandoned by nurses.
In an effort to suppress media reports of the story, security personnel on the campus detained journalists who arrived to interview the protesting students. Electronic equipment was forcibly seized from the reporters and their recordings wiped out.
The deceased student reportedly took ill yesterday and visited the college Health Center where she was reportedly treated with negligence, to which the protesting students attributed her death.
The students, who also said they saw the remains of the deceased being poorly handled, eventually went to the security post to get the detained journalists released and began a fresh protest for an open coverage.
The protest was ongoing as of the time this report was filed.