Muinat Ilebiyi, a student of Nazareth High School in Imeko, Ogun State, died after a classroom structure collapsed on her and two other female classmates.
Hon. Samuel Sunday Ojoawo, a councillor in Imeko Ward, confirmed the incident to newsmen on Sunday.
According to reports, the structure collapsed on the three pupils, killing Ilebiyi on the spot and injuring the other two.
While the injured pupils were taken to the hospital for treatment, the deceased was reportedly buried on Thursday in accordance with Islamic customs.
One of the two survivors of the tragedy, according to the Councillor, suffered minor injuries, while the other was responding to hospital treatment.
“The scenario is extremely depressing and pitiful. The incident involved three females, one of them died and the other two were injured. One of the two injured individuals was only slightly hurt. The other was brought to the hospital for treatment. I went there, and she’s doing well with the treatment. In a phone interview, Ojaowo stated, “She is better today.”
The Councillor went on to say that the current administration in Imeko-Afon Local Government has ordered the total demolition of the structure in question.
“The Imeko-Afon Local Government’s new administration is attempting to take the appropriate steps. My Executive Chairman has ordered that the structure be demolished. The new administration of our local government has taken the necessary steps,” he stated.
When contacted, Hon. Yahaya Fadipe, Chairman of Imeko-Afon, declined to comment, claiming that he was not present at the time of the incident.
Fadipe refused to speak about the incident, claiming that he was not the school’s principal.
“I can’t chat on the phone unless I know the person I’m talking to,” he says. I am not the school’s principal. I was not present at the time of the incident. As a result, I can’t say anything about it.
Mrs Ronke Soyombo, the Special Adviser on Primary and Secondary Education to Governor Dapo Abiodun, likewise refused to comment on the heinous crime, directing our reporters to the Commissioner of Education, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu.
“Have you attempted to contact the Honourable Commissioner of Education? Send him a text, and he’ll reply. He’s the only one who knows what’s going on. Sorry for the inconvenience. Thank you,” Soyombo said flatly.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner was unavailable for comment and did not respond to a message left for him.