Felix Agandi, a fresh graduate of Osun State Polytechnic, has died after he reportedly screamed from his sleep few days after he defended his undergraduate project.
The deceased, who is said to be an orphan, had struggled to finance his education from the beginning to the end of his National Diploma programme.
The 27-year-old student was dropped at his residence by his friend on Monday night, after which his scream woke neighbors up who rushed him to the hospital. But he was reportedly certified dead inside the car before he got to the hospital on Tuesday morning.
The deceased’s friend described him as a gentle, hardworking and a focused gentleman, who fought through life’s hurdles to give himself quality education despite being an orphan.
In his words, “we are all in a pensive mood in Iree now, because of Felix death, who screamed from his sleep and died shortly after that.
“Felix was a gentle person but jovial. He was humble and hardworking. 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.”
Mr. Tope, a lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication, confirmed his death and sympathized with the family over the loss of their son.
“The death of the student is still a big shock to everyone of us. We were told that he died from his sleep after screaming. He died just few days after completing his project. We are still puzzled about his death as his project had some corrections which he was supposed to submit the corrected version but his dead,” he said.
The Delta state born student has been buried in his hometown in Ilesa, where he lived with his siblings.