A final year student identified as Doyin Boluwaji was reportedly swept away by flood from a canal in her residence on Monday.
The flood which was as a result of several hours of rain had destroyed properties and flooded several houses and Doyin was said to have been swept away from a canal close to her residence at Ibaka quarters while trying to escape a flooded building.
The university’s spokesperson, Mr. Victor Akinpelumi, said the management team comprising the Vice Chancellor, Academics, the Director of Works, the Chief Security Officer, and others had visited the house and the area.
He added that the incident had occurred in a private hostel outside the school campus. and that the lady’s father had visited the school and held discussion with the institution’s management.
The Alale of Akungba, Oba Sunday Adeyeye Ajimo, and other leaders of the town called on the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ondo State Government and other organisations to come to the aid of the people of Akungba Akoko whose properties had been destroyed.
The community leaders also advised residents whose houses are closed to the river or canal to quit the place for some time.
Divisional Police Officer in charge of Akungba, Mr. Shakiru Ajibola, however, confirmed the incident and said that three persons including the landlord of the house where the girl was swept away by flood were rescued.