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Unilorin Final Year Student Commits Suicide For Failing Project Again

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A 27-year-old student of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) in Kwara State, identified as Adigun Olawale Emmanuel, has reportedly committed suicide.

The late Olawale was said to have failed his final year project last session and was made to repeat the current session.

The deceased, said to be of the Faculty of Agriculture, was believed to have died after he drank a pesticide, Sniper.

It was gathered that he had Second Class Upper Division but reportedly failed the project, which downgraded him to the Second Class Lower Division.

In a social media note he left behind, the deceased indicated that he had been accused of “copy and paste” in research his works.

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Some neighbours claimed the deceased had been subject to depression since he failed to make the last graduation list of the institution.

The incident happened last Thursday night at Oke-Odo, a student-populated area of Ilorin, the Kwara State, but Olawale’s body was reportedly discovered on Saturday after neighbours perceived a foul smell from his room.

When the door was broken, his bloated body was found on the floor.

It was learnt that the deceased had communicated his intention to a female friend who pleaded with him to face the challenge like most other strong men.

Records from his social media interactions indicated that the deceased uploaded a picture of the Sniper on his WhatsApp page at 5.14 p.m, about two hours after he had lamented online about his situation to his friend.

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He opened the conversation at 3.39 p.m 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. I 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 responded with words of encouragement, saying: “Don’t give up bros; it gets better.”

As if he had accepted the admonition, the late Olawale 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.

She wrote: “Wale, I beg, calm down. I beg you in the name of God. Nothing happens that God does not know about. Please, don’t do anything stupid.”

Spokespersons for the university and the police command, Kunle Akogun and Ajayi Okasanmi said they had not been briefed about the incident.

Okasanmi promised to get in touch with the appropriate quarters on the development.

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