UNILAG management reacts as female student slumps, dies after night out with ‘sugar daddy’


The management of University of Lagos, UNILAG has denied reports making the rounds that a Chemistry Education student, identified only as Tope, slumped and died at the institution’s medical centre.

Reports had it that tragedy stuck at the Moremi Hall of the University at the weekend after the student, who was squatting in the hostel, died shortly after returning from an outing with a man, alleged to be her sugar daddy.

The report also stated that Tope could have been saved if she was promptly attended to at the centre.

A source spoke with the Punch saying, “Tope was squatting here. She went to a club and returned around midnight on Friday.

“It was not long afterwards that she started gasping. We rushed her to the UNILAG Medical Centre, but they blamed the student who allowed her to squat in her room.

“Tope eventually died, while the other student is being threatened with eviction.”

But the management of the university said no student died at the centre.

A statement from the school’s Deputy Registrar, Information Unit, Mr. Toyin Adebule, made available to the Punch, said Tope died before she was brought to the centre.

The statement read in part, “I wish to state that the incident did not happen at the centre.

“Also, there is no report from the hall to the Dean of Students Affairs on the incident.

“Therefore, no student has been ejected from the hall.”