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Unilag Electrocution: “I am comforted that my daughter died while returning from Mass”-father
Oluchi Anekwe: The First Class student electrocuted in UNILAG

Unilag Electrocution: “I am comforted that my daughter died while returning from Mass”-father

 

 

Chief Basil Anekwe, the devastated father of Oluchi Anekwe the 300-level Accounting student of the University of Lagos (Unilag) who was electrocuted when a high-voltage wire fell on her has revealed that his only consolation was that his daughter died while returning from a Mass and not a night club or social party.

The sober-looking staff of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mosinmi Depot stated that the family has been affected by this tragedy especially because of the nature of Oluchi’s death. He said he was comforted because he knows she had gone to be with God.

He went on to highlight his last moments with Oluchi whom he described as very hard-working girl who took the work of God seriously. “My last moment with her was on Sunday”, he revealed.

“We had all gone to church(Saint Cyril Catholic Church in Okota, Isolo, Lagos) as a family but Oluchi as who isi as a member of the church’s branch of the Catholic Youths  Organisation of Nigeria (CYON), did not go home with us because she had a meeting.

She came back a few hours later and I was ready to leave for Mosimi, I usually come on Saturdays to be with my family. I can still remember her voice as she asked, daddy are you preparing to leave?Dont forget my upkeep money o”. Each time I remeber, pain shoots through my heart!”

I had actually got the thirty thousand naira I was to send to her in my pocket when news that she was sick and had been taken to the hospital was relayed to me.Instead of the ward, I was taken to the mortuary to see Oluchi, my Oluchi. It was a very very sad day for me and my family”Chief Anekwe recounted.

He revealed that he had been visited by the University of Lagos  authorities who had demanded what he wanted and all he told them was to hand over her death senate and not N11milion as being insinuated in a section of the media.

The home of the Anekwe’s on Samuel Ekuomla Street, Ago Palace was filled with mourners when our correspondent visited and it was obvious that this is one pain that will linger in the hearts of the family because apart from here piety, Oluchi was a First Class Undergraduate who was poised to conquer the world.

 

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