Yabatech student celebrating final exam engages in fight, dies..
Families, friends and colleagues of a Higher National Diploma 2 Civil Engineering undergraduate of the Yaba College of Technology, Tosin Osatuyi, popularly known as Moore, have been mourning his death a day after he sat his final examination.
Punch Metro gathered that after Osatuyi sat the final examination, he joined his colleagues on the campus to celebrate the feat.
During the celebration, the elated students took pictures and used markers to sign on their T-shirts.
After a while, Osatuyi and some of his colleagues proceeded to a sports viewing lounge in the Tejuoso area of Yaba, where they continued the celebration.
While at the lounge, it was learnt that a fight broke out and Osatuyi, who was allegedly injured in the process, was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.
However, Osatuyi, who was said to be hale and hearty after his final exam, died on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, after efforts by medical doctors to save him proved abortive.
The Ondo State indigene was said to be the class governor of the graduating Civil Engineering students.
Osatuyi’s colleague, who craved anonymity, told Punch Metro that his death threw a lot of students into mourning, adding that his remains were deposited in the mortuary of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital.
The colleague said, “I am an HND 2 student of Civil Engineering and last Tuesday was our final paper; some of my colleagues had an elective course on that day and after the exam, we took pictures at the engineering building and everyone signed on each other’s white round-neck T-shirts.
“We also went to the multipurpose hall to take pictures and from there, some students went for other engagements. But before all the students left, Osatuyi was asking us to come to the lounge to celebrate together before we go home.
“I was not prepared to go out that day, but what took me to the lounge was because I went to collect something from my friend, who went there with Osatuyi and the other students to celebrate. When I got there, I spent around 30 minutes and left for my hostel to sleep around 7.30pm.
“On Wednesday morning, I heard that there was a fight at the lounge and someone was rushed to hospital. I asked who the person was and I was informed that it was Osatuyi; I was shocked.
“But when I was informed that he was responding to treatment, I gave thanks to God. Unfortunately, that same day, he passed away. I don’t know what caused the fight.”