Adam and Eve hostel: Abiodun Babalola dies as gunmen attack OAU
The authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile – Ife, have condoled with the parents and family members of a part three student of the Department of Accounting of the University, Abiodun Babalola, who died as a result of injuries he sustained during an attack on the Adam and Eve hostel.
The hostel houses OAU students along Parakin – Ede road axis of Ile Ife.
A release by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Abiodun Olarewaju, stated that the students were attacked in the wee hours Saturday with dangerous weapons by some unknown persons who inflicted varying degrees of injuries on the hapless students before charting away their money, phones and other valuables.
Expressing fatherly agony at the loss of a student, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, said people should place the fear of God far and above worldly materials, wondering what sort of earthly possession would make a man to attack, maim and kill his fellowman.
He, thereafter, on behalf of the Council, Senate, Staff, Students and the entire University Community, prayed that the Lord would grant eternal rest to the late Abiodun Babalola and the parents and family members the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.