University of Lagos closes staff school following death of student
The management of the Lagos State University of Science and Technology (LASUSTECH) has announced the indefinite closure of its staff school – LASUSTECH International Secondary School (LISS), following the death of a student involved in a car accident. car.
This comes days after the institution confirmed the death of the student, identified as AbdulRahman Dauda, who was allegedly chased to death by an unnamed teacher recently in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
A statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES on Friday evening by university management, noted that “the school was closed immediately due to the unfortunate incident.”
He noted that “the closure period will be used to restructure and reposition the school”, while “students will be engaged in online learning”.
Following a viral video of a woman who identified herself as AbdulRahman’s mother as she staged a lonely protest demanding justice for her son, the university’s public relations officer, Lanre Kunye, confirmed Sunday at PREMIUM TIMES that “the case is already before the courts”.
In addition, an official statement from the international school LASUSTECH indicates that the school and the Nigerian police have opened investigations.
The school further revealed that three of its employees who were allegedly accused of complicity in the case have been remanded in custody. Nigerian Correctional Facility in Lagos.
The statement read in part as follows: “The International Staff School of Lagos State University of Science and Technology would like to sympathize with the family of Abdurahman Dauda, one of our students who was involved in an unfortunate incident that led to his untimely death.
“We want to state that the school and the Nigerian Police opened investigations immediately after the matter was reported. Subsequently, the matter was brought to the relevant court and court appearances commenced on Monday, October 31, 2022 .
“The three staff members concerned who have allegedly been charged with complicity in the unfortunate situation are currently being held in the Nigerian Correctional Institutions of Lagos.
“As the case is already before a competent court, we seek the prayers and understanding of the public from the school administration and the parents of the deceased at this time of grief and sober reflection.”
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