A 400 level medical student of the Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile Ife, identified as Seun Olorunfemi, has been killed by a hit and run driver.
Punch reports on Wednesday that the student was knocked down by the driver within ile Ife last week and was rushed to the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, Ile Ife, for medical attention.
The diseased was said to be in coma and finally died on Sunday at the same hospital.
He was said to be one of the best students in his set and also a choir master of the Deeper Life Campus Fellowship.
The institution’s Public Relations Officer, Abiodun Olanrewaju, confirmed the death.
He said the OAU community was pained by the untimely death of the student.
According to him, ” It is really sad and there is the need to curb the recklessness on the part of some drivers because Nigeria has lost many promising lives to their negligence and we cannot continue this way.
“I want to appeal to motorists especially those who are fond of speeding, they sould have it at the back of their minds that speed thrills but it kills as well.
“The OAU management sympathises with the family, relations and friends of the student. We also sympathisers with the College of Health Siences and the entire university on this loss.”