20-year-old man k#lled by neighbour’s tank in Lagos
An admission seeker identified as Jamal Nureni met his d£ath while sleeping as a water tank belonging to a neighbour fell from its stand and cr@shed into his bedroom and cr¥shing his head in the process, on Saturday, June 17, 2023.
The incident happened on Alhaji Kazeem Street, Ikotun-Egbe area of Lagos, where 20-year-old Jamal lived with his grandmother, Alhaja Yemisi Odejinmi.
Before the trag#c event, Nureni was seeking admission into the University of Lagos to study engineering.
According to Daily Trust, He was said to have been rushed to a nearby hospital where he was confirmed d£ad on arrival.
The bereaved grandmother told newsmen that she wanted to get citizenship confirmation letter for her grandson as part of the requirements for processing his admission,.
“It is a fence separating my house and that of my neighbours. I have been living here for over 40 years. Whenever they pump water and their tank is full, it spills into my compound. I have talked to them several times, but they didn’t change and because we are all from the same town (Abeokuta), I decide to let go and always sweep the water.
I was in the bathroom around 6.30am when I heard a loud sound. I never knew it was in my room. The tank fell from our neighbour’s compound and crashed into the room where my grandson slept. It crushed his head. He was 20 years old and had been living with me for about three years.
His father lives in Canada and I have broken the news to him. He was very sad. We have been receiving a lot of visitors. The owners of the tank have been begging us too.
Jamal (Nureni) was seeking admission to the University of Lagos and he needed evidence of citizenship. He and I were planning to go to the palace of Oba of Isolo that Saturday morning to get a confirmation letter,” Odejinmi explained.