UI student dies in soap-making machine in Ibadan

Oyo state police investigates death of UI student in soap making factory

A 300-level student of the Department of European Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Ibadan, Gbadebo Richard, has died in an industrial accident in Ibadan, capital of Oyo State.

The accident happened at the Oluyole factory of Henkel Nigeria Limited, producers of WAW detergent and soap.

Twenty-year-old UI student, Richard, who was on night shift, was said to have fallen into one of the machines in the factory.

The other workers were not aware until they saw blood coming out through the other side of the machine.

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“His family members were not informed by the company until an unknown number called them.

So they mobilised to the company and blocked the road, about 30 police officers were called in to prevent disturbance.

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