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UNILAG final year student dies in hostel

Tragedy struck when Odusami Matthew, a 500-level undergraduate of the University of Lagos, died after slumping at the Biobaku Hostel.

It was gathered that the Estate Management student was playing football with some of his friends on Friday when he slumped.

According to reports, Matthew was rushed to the school’s medical centre where he was confirmed dead on arrival.

Matthew
Late Odusami Matthew,

PUNCH Metro reports that the remains of the student had been deposited at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba.

Upon visiting the hostel on Monday, one of the residents confirmed that the incident happened around 4pm.

He said, “He stayed in this hostel. Around 4pm, he decided to play football with some of his friends. He was not tackled neither was he with the ball when he collapsed.

“Nobody understood what went wrong with him. He was rushed to the medical centre, but he died on the way. It’s really a shock to us.”

One of Matthew’s colleagues who spoke to our correspondent at the Faculty of Environmental Sciences said Matthew cried that his head was stiff before he died.

“Actually, he had stopped playing. He took time off to rest and sat on the sideline. Suddenly, he started crying that his head was stiff and he could not feel anything again. He slumped shortly after and died,” the colleague, who spoke on the condition of anonymity said. May God grant the family fortitute to bear his

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