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Three Ogun poly students mysteriously die after allegedly eating spaghetti



Two Gateway Polytechnic students from Ode-Remo, Ogun State, and one other applicant student have died under unknown circumstances.

According to Punch, student remains were discovered on Wednesday, July 12, 2023, however, the cause of death has yet to be determined.

Based on reports, four pupils at the institution, as well as one applicant awaiting admission, suffered stomach issues after reportedly eating a spaghetti lunch. Two of the students and the applicant eventually gave up the ghost.

Bakari Habbeb, an ND2 student in the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Odu Selen, an ND1 student in the Department of Mass Communication, and Hameed, an Applicant of the School for the 23/24 academic session, have been named as the three confirmed deceased.

A circular confirming the occurrence, co-signed by the school’s Student Union President, Olatunji Idowu Alexander, and the SUG PRO, Tanimowo Joel, claimed that investigations into the cause of death are going on.

“It is with great grief in our heart that the Student Union Government (SUG) announces the passing on of three of our students in a household incident overnight,” the circular read in part.

We share in the grief of the management of the Institution, families, and all well-wishers in this unpleasant incident.

As much as the cause of their death remains unknown at the time of this release, we assure the public a well-detailed investigation and get to the root of the matter, come what may.”

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Meanwhile, the schools’ second-semester test, originally planned for Monday, July 17, has been rescheduled until July 19th, due to the unexpected deaths of all three pupils.

Adebayo Folorunso, Head of Public Relations, acknowledged in a circular that the second-semester exams had been postponed owing to the sad situation.

“We appeal to the entire student populace to remain calm and peaceful noting that the management is abreast of the situation,” the circular read.

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