200 level OAU student commits suicide

The PUNCH reported that a 200 level student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, in the department of Management and Accounting, Emmanuel Adedeji, had reportedly committed suicide.

Emmanuel was said to have left a suicide note after he took a poisonous substance which led to his death.

It was not understood immediately as to what caused Emmanuel to do such a thing, as some sources close to him gave different reasons.

One of Emmanuel’s now former classmates who preferred anonymity, said Emmanuel suffered depression after a failed business deal.

But another source that commented on the matter said the deceased did not look like he was depressed when he was seen near the Conference Centre of the university on Monday.

The Public Relations Officer of the University, Abiodun Olanrewaju, was contacted and he confirmed the death of the student.

Olanrewaju said, “The name of the student is Adedeji Emmanuel, a part two student of the Department of Management and Accounting.

“We appeal to parent and guidance to please let our children know that failure or depression occasioned by whatever, suicide should not be an option.

“We sympathise with the parent and friends of the deceased. He was at his formative stage.

“We heard that he left a suicide note. It pains us that the boy is no more. His action was because of one challenge or the other.”