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Gbadebo Richard

Ganiyat Ganiyu 

A student of the University of Ibadan, Gbadebo Richard, has been crushed to death by a machine at a factory owned by Henkel Nigeria Limited, makers of WAW detergent and bar soap.

Richard was said to have died after falling into a soap-making machine at the factory on Monday.

The deceased, a 300 Level student of European Studies at UI, reportedly picked up the holiday job at the factory due to the closure of schools across the country in a bid to curb the further spread of COVID-19.

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The Association of Faculty of Arts Students, UI, announced his death in a statement saying, “It is completely disheartening to announce the death of Mr Gbadebo Richard, a 300 level student of the Department of European Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Ibadan.

“Your fervor to become greater in life was cut short by your sudden death. Team Evolution uses this medium to sympathise with the family of our late AFASITE who was active, effective, and diligent in studies. We pray that God be with the family and wipe out similar occurrences.”

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