The management of Lagos State University (LASU) has said that the person allegedly responsible for the death of Ugwanyi Cyril Onyekachi, a 500-level student, has been arrested.


Students of the institution had on Monday protested the death of Ugwanyi Cyril Onyekachi, a student of the faculty of law.

Ugwanyi was said to have had an argument with a truck driver on Sunday after he bashed his car on the LASU-Isheri road.

The argument was said to have deteriorated into a fight, during which the victim was stabbed to death by the driver, who allegedly fled the scene.


Ademola Adekoya, the school’s acting public relations officer, confirmed the incident in a statement released Monday evening.

“Except for a little hitch occasioned by the unfortunate death of a student of the University in an accident on the Lasu-Isheri Road yesterday, Sunday 19th, March, 2017, the 21st Convocation Ceremonies of the University is proceeding as planned, under a peaceful and gaiety atmosphere,” he said.

“Management notes with sadness the unfortunate death of Ugwanyi Cyril Onyekachi , a 500 Level student of the Faculty of Law with Matric Number 130411107 and commiserates with the family, friends and colleagues of the student and in the same vein, salutes the students of Lagos State University, led by the LASUSU President, Mr Samuel Kappo, for the maturity they displayed in responding to the issue, even under a very tensed emotional condition.


“Expectedly, angry reactions followed the news of the unfortunate incident. But the Students Leaders, having received assurance from Men of the Nigeria Police on the arrest and detention of the individual alleged to have perpetuated the act,  prevailed on the students to exercise restraints and calmness for justice to prevail.

“Our world class students have therefore returned to their classrooms and are going about their activities peacefully.

“Meanwhile, attention has now shifted to the University Main Auditorium, venue of the Convocation Grand Performance after the well-attended coconut breaking festival.

“The Convocation Lecture will be delivered tomorrow, Tuesday, 21st March, 2017, by the Chairman, UACN, Mr Hakeem Oguniran as earlier scheduled.”


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