Final Year Delta Poly Student Dies In Auto Crash, Others Injured

By Emmanuel Enakeno

A fatal accident involving students of the Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku, has left at least a final year Higher National Diploma (HND) student of the institution dead.

At least two other students of the institution were said to have sustained life threatening injuries in the auto crash.


The accident was reported to have occurred along the school road at the front of the popular African house in Ogwashi-Uku at about 9pm on Thursday.

The deceased, identified as Monday Odogbor, died on the spot owing to the fatal nature of the accident.

He was a final year student of the accountancy department of the institution.



They were overtaking another moving vehicle when their car lost control and veered off the road and ran into a palm tree in front of African house. One of them identified as Monday died on spot”, one of the sources said.

Another source claimed that the deceased student, who was billed to commenced final year first semester exam next week, was returning home from a party with friends when the accident took place.

Other occupants of the vehicle believed to students of the institution were rushed to hospital for medical treatment.


However, it was not clear at the time of filing this report, the state of the remaining persons involved in the accident.

A management staff of the institution confirmed the development when contacted but pleaded not be quoted.

The source said the management of the institution would make an official statement on the incident through the office of the Students’ Affair.


Late Monday Odogbor
Late Monday Odogbor while alive

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