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Federal Poly Offa Undergraduate Student Allegedly Commits Suicide




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(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An undergraduate of the Federal Polytechnic Offa Kwara State, Ridwan Ajiboye has reportedly committed suicide over alleged altercation with a lecturer.

Report confirmed that the late student who was of 100 level (National Diploma) in the Civil Engineering Department, drank some quantity of insecticide and later died.

It was gathered that Ajiboye was the son of a traditional title holder in Iragbiji in the Boripe Local Government Area of Osun State.

The reason for his action was due to alleged embarrassment he received from one of his lecturers, who gave him some handouts to sell to his course mates.

Speaking on the sad incident, the Public Relations Officer, Students Union Government of the polytechnic, Olayinka Owolabi, confirmed the incident but, however stated that the reason why Ajiboye took his life was not yet known.

“Some of his neighbours heard his cry and rushed to his room where they met him gasping for air. He was taken to hospital but he eventually died.

“They said he took poisonous substance but we do not know what he took and nobody can say why he took the substance” Owolabi said.

The Union Spokesperson also confirmed that the late student had since been buried at his hometown. Owolabi quoted the late student’s parents as saying that they were not interested in investigating the circumstances that surrounded their son’s death.

In a related development, The Punch reported some days after Ajiboye’s death, another ND student of the Estate Management Department, of the same institution Maryam Fasasi, reportedly attempted suicide.

Fasasi was also said to have drunk a popular insecticide, sniper, but she was rescued and revived at a hospital

She was said to have been taken to hospital where she was treated and was discharged Saturday.

Fasasi’s decision it was reported followed misplacement of the sum of N45, 000 which was the proceeds from handouts given to her to sell by one of her lecturers.

The Public Relations Officer of the institution Mr. Olayinka Iroye, confirmed that he was aware of Ajiboye’s case, stating that the management of the polytechnic took him to some hospitals, however, did not survive.

On the incident of attempted suicide, the school’s publicist denied having knowledge of the incident.

 


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