Yaba College of Technology have been shut down following the protest Students of the institution embarked upon after the death of a Final year Office Technology and Management student, Lasan Charity who passed on the early hours of Wednesday 10th February, 2016.
According to the protesters, Charity’s death was caused because of medical negligence and the dilapidated condition of the college’s medical facilities; Adding that she was denied proper treatment and that the nurses abandoned her.The deceased student reportedly took ill yesterday and visited the college Health Center where she was said to have been treated with negligence, to which the protesting students caused her death.
It was also reported that the security personnel of the institution tried suppressing the media reports when they detained journalist who tried to interview the protesting students in order to hear what the agitation was all about. Their electronic gadgets were seized and all recordings wiped out.
The students also added that the remains of the deceased was poorly handled, out of frustration they besieged the security post to get the detained journalists released and began a fresh protest for an open coverage.
As at the time of filing this report, Yaba College of Technology is under lock and key indefinitely and all the students have been asked to vacate their hostels.