University of Ibadan loses penultimate student to death

By: Akinpelu Yusuf

As much as the entire University of Ibadan was plugged into shock after the news of the demise of one of their own, Kasali Abass, the entire Kasali family was plunged into greater shock.

Abass, whose popularity trickled from his brilliance in hilarity, was confirmed via a telephone call to his father.

On a visit to his parents’ resident at Akingbile Area of Moniya, Ibadan, the deceased’s sister recalled that they still ate and played together the night before his death.

He was said to have died in the late hours of Sunday at exactly 7:02PM after complaining of a minor leg pain.

“We played and ate together yesterday (Saturday) until he complained of leg pain,” she recalled.

“He was taken to the hospital where he was given drugs and drip. At about 7PM everything backfired. At exactly 7:02 he gave up the ghost.”

She added that his burial arrangements have been completed in the early hours of Monday. He was buried in the Islamic rites at Akinyele, Ibadan.

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Speculations have it that he died of sickle cell anaemia.

Concerns have therefore been raised on the death rate of students in the school – especially due the same cause.

Before his death, Abass was in his third year in the Department of Microbiology in the Premier University.

He was known for his crew’s comedy talk show, Trailer Jam, which airs during every Jaw War matchup, a foremost inter–Hall and inter–Faculty debate competition in the University. For those who knew him from the event, he was called Abassment.

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