Abiodun Onafuye/Sagamu

 

The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS has given the Nigerian Police, Ogun state police command seven days to produce the driver of the truck that killed over ten students of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, OOU, Ago Iwoye last week.

 

The accident happened Friday on Sagamu-Benin expressway.

 

The students also demanded that Ceplast, the company which owns the truck, should within seven days pay a compensation of N10 million each to the families of the 12 students that died in the ghastly accident.

 

The demands of the students were made this morning while having a prayer session at the scene of the accident.

 

The students, about 100 of them, assembled at the scene of the accident around 8:30 am and spent almost three hours.

 

They were led by the NANS southwest Coordinator, Comrade Sunday Ashefun, his Ogun state counterpart, Comrade Okikiola Ogunshola, and the President of the Olabisi Onabanjo Umiversity students Union, Comrade Adenola Adegbesan, a.k.a Malcomzy.

 

The three student leaders also urged the government to hold Ceplast responsible for the tragic accident.

 

The container truck was loaded at the time of the accident, it was learnt. But its content was hurriedly evacuated to avoid being burnt.

 

“Also, all the security personnel, the FRSC ,TRACE and police who were on duty around the area on the day of the incident should be investigated and prosecuted, if found culpable in the matter,” the students stated.

 

The students thanked the state Governor Ibikunle Amosun and the government of the state for their financial support for the treatment of the only survivor in the accident, Akinbo Laughter Ibukun at the Babcock University Hospital, Ilisan.

 

The students later left the scene for Ago Iwoye for the candle night procession.