by Azeez Adeniyi
Senate President Bukola Saraki has said those found culpable in the death of students of Queens College Lagos will be prosecuted.
Saraki spoke when the Advocacy Group of Queens College Old Girls’ Association, led by its National President, Dr. Frances Funmi Ajose, submitted a petition concerning the incident in the school.
The Senate President said the upper chamber will give its total support in unravelling the circumstances that led to the death of the students.
He said: “In every civilised society, it is very shameful that young girls could lose their lives in this kind of manner. Let me on behalf of the Senate, express our condolences to the family and management of the school. The best we can do is to make sure that this kind of incident never happens again.
“I will direct that when this matter comes to the floor as a motion, we will debate and make resolutions. Definitely, there must be an investigation. Management must explain how the situation got to this level and anybody who is found responsible must be prosecuted.”
“I think this would have been easily avoided and we can’t continue to live in a society like this. I want to assure you that we will look into this.
‘’The Ministry of Education must tell us what they have been doing. We are sure that there had been release of funds, what have they done with it?
“So, what I can assure you is that we will take the matter up as soon as possible, maybe by next week, to debate it. So, we will be able to make recommendations and demand a public enquiry if necessary.’’
Recall that some students had died due to the use of contaminated water for cooking at the school’s hostel.