All Nations University mourns fallen student

The authorities of the All Nations University College have expressed shock at the tragic death of one of their students, Benedicta Nana Esi Aidoo which occurred on March 4, 2015.

A press release signed by the vice president in-charge of Students Affairs, Rt. Rev. Dr. Emmanuel GL Twum- Baah, on behalf of the management of the university said the deceased was a member of the school choir.

It said according to the leader of the choir, Kevin Emmanuel, the lady who was together with other choristers had gone to the top of the city campus building normally called sky space at 7pm to prepare and rehearse for a programme scheduled for Independence Day.

“They initially held hands to pray but at some stage, they broke the chain and prayed individually. It was at this point that we heard a loud noise following the fall of the young lady”, it said.

The statement said other students who were also at the roof top together with some choristers suddenly rushed to the edge of the roof top and looking down they realized that the lady had accidentally fell to the ground.

It further explained that Kevin, and some other students rushed to the ground floor to save the deceased who they quickly picked up into a taxi and rushed her to the Koforidua Regional Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival by the medical staff.

The release said that some management members of the university who were informed followed up and contacted the police who came to the scene adding that the family of the deceased was also contacted.

“A delegation from the University was sent to the family of the deceased at Mamprobi who later came to meet the university authorities in Koforidua”, it said.

“The Eastern Regional Minister, Antwi Boasiako Sekyere has visited the university and the family members who were then present at the university to express his condolences and wish them well”, it said.

The release stated that the management of the university however expressed regret and empathized with the family of the deceased.

“Management has since closed access to the rooftop and assures the general public that police investigations are ongoing and a full report shall be released as soon as it is ready”, the statement concluded.

From Ama Tekyiwaa Ampadu-Nyarko, Koforidua

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