A 27 year old student of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) known as Adigun Olawale Emmanuel has reportedly committed suicide after he failed in his final year project last session and was made to repeat the current one before his death.
According to The Nation, Olawale was believed to have died after he drank a pesticide, Sniper.
OkayNG.com gathered that had a grade of Second Class Upper Division but that with the failed project he would necessarily have to drop to Second Class Lower Division.
The deceased left a note behind on social media indicating that he had been accused of ‘copy and paste’, in research his works.
Neighbours of the deceased claimed that he had been subject to depression since he failed to make the last graduation list of the institution.
The suicide incident happened on Thursday at Oke-Odo, a student-populated area in Ilorin, Kwara state, but the corpse was only discovered on Saturday after neighbours noticed a foul smell oozing out of his room. When the door was broken, his bloated body was found on the floor.
Investigation revealed that Olawale had communicated his intention to end his life to a female friend who however pleaded with him to have a rethink and face the challenge like most other men in life.
The deceased had uploaded a picture of the Sniper on his WhatsApp page at about 5.14 pm, some two hours after he had lamented online about his situation to his friend.
Olawole started the conversation at about 3.39 pm when he said in short statements: ‘same research work. He said I did copy and paste. Ever since then, things changed from bad to worst. Am in a deep mess @the moment. My life don tire me. I feel like dying. I wish I can sleep and not wake up again”.
The friend however responded with words of encouragement, “Don’t give up bros, it gets better”. And as if he had accepted the admonition, the deceased had then responded, “I pray so, Thanks a lot for your concern. I appreciate a lot. May God continue to bless you. Amen.”
Having uploaded the Sniper picture, his friend apparently became frantic and pleaded with him not to take any wrong step. The friend said: “Wale abeg, calm down. Abeg You In the Name of God. Nothing Happen wey God no know about ooo please don’t do anything stupid ooooo”.
When spokespersons of both the university and the Kwara state police command, Kunle Akogun and Ajayi Okasanmi were contacted they said they were yet to be briefed about the incident and promised to get in touch with the appropriate quarters on the development.