The death has occurred of Felix Agandi, a fresh graduate of the Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, barely four days after he defended his undergraduate project.
One of Agandi’s course mates told Punch on Friday that the 27-year-old graduate of Mass Communication who hailed from Delta State was an orphan who struggled to finance his education from his national diploma days to the time he finished his higher national diploma programme.
He said, “We are all in a pensive mood in Iree now because of Felix’s death, who screamed from his sleep and died shortly after that.
“Felix was a gentle person but jovial. He was humble and hard-working. Despite being an orphan he saw himself through school. His death is an unfortunate one and this week has been one of the saddest ones in recent times in Iree.”
The deceased’s neighbours were said to have tried to him to a hospital after he was heard suddenly screaming from his sleep but he was reportedly certified dead right inside the car before he arrived hospital on Tuesday morning.
Agandi’s corpse was buried the same day at Ilesa, Osun State, where he lived with his siblings.
A lecturer at the Department of Mass Communication, Mr. Tope Abiola, who is also the Public Relations Officer of the institution, confirmed the death of Agandi.
According to him, “The death of the student is still a big shock to everyone of us. We were told that he died in his sleep. He died just some days after he defended his project. There were few corrections made on his project and he was supposed to submit the corrected version when he died.
“He was a cool and hard-working young man. I learnt that he was an orphan but he was focused and determined but unfortunately death snatched him away. May his soul rest in peace.”