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

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

The Oyo State Police Command has revealed the actions taken to investigate the event surrounding the death of Gbadebo Richard.

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Recall, DailyTimes reported that the 21 year old student was crushed to death when he fell into a soap-making machine, on Monday, during production at a factory owned by Henkel Nigeria Limited, makers of WAW detergent and bar soap.

The Oyo state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Olugbenga Fadeyi, in a telephone interview with newsmen said, “There is no controversy about the incident. It happened at Henkel Nigeria Limited at Oluyole Industrial Estate, Ibadan. The Police has commenced discreet investigation into the matter.

“The corpse had been deposited in the morgue; medical officials would carry out autopsy on his body.

“As I said, investigation has commenced. The company had already issued a statement on the matter.

“The result of the investigation would be taken to the Commissioner of Police (Nwachukwu Enwonwu) as soon as the investigation is concluded,” he said

Meanwhile, the UI Director of Public Communication, Oladejo Olatunji, sympathised with the family over the sad incident that claimed the life of their son.

Furthermore, the factory, in a statement made available to our correspondent on Thursday by its Human Resources Manager, Aliyu Jibril, said, it regretted the incident and is presently collaborating with the family and the police on the investigation.

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