Oyo State Government has directed all workers in the factory, where University of Ibadan student died, to exit the premises. Government officials later locked all the gates and sealed off the factory.
Speaking, yesterday, the Permanent Secretary, Oyo State Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Dr. Bashir Olanrewaju, said journalists and ministry officials, numbering five, were on Thursday, held hostage by the factory management.
It would be recalled that Richard Gbadebo, a 300-level student of the Department of European Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Ibadan, died in an industrial accident on Monday.
The 21-year-old Richard was said to have died after he fell into the factory’s soap-making machine. The deceased student was said to be on night shift. Nylon was said to have rolled round his hand and in the process of trying to detach himself, the nylon drew him into the machine, which was said to have crushed him.
The mild drama occurred, when officials of the…
Source: Guardian Newspaper