A 27-year-old student of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) Adigun Olawale Emmanuel has committed suicide after he was denied graduation because he failed his final year project.
Late Adigun Olawale Emmanuel a student from the Faculty of Agriculture, died as a result of consumption of Sniper a popular pesticide.
It was gathered that he had a grade of Second Class Upper Division but with the failed project he would necessarily have to drop to Second Class Lower Division.
In a social media note left behind, late Emmanuel indicated that he had been accused of ‘copy and paste’, in research his works, and because of his failed project research works, he would be forced to step down to Second Class Lower Division.
The bizarre incident happened on Thursday night at Oke-Odo, a student-populated area in Ilorin, Kwara state, but his remains were later discovered on Saturday after his neighbours noticed a bad odour coming out of his room, they decided to break the door and found his lifeless body on the ground.
According to his neighbours, late Adigun Olawale Emmanuel was subjected to depression because he failed to make the last graduation list of the institution.
Checks indicated that the deceased 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.
Records from his social media interactions, 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.
He had opened 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”.
His 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 contacted, spokespersons of both the university and the Kwara state police command, Kunle Akogun and Ajayi Okasanmi said they were yet to be briefed about the incident.