A student of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) identified as Adigun Olawale Emmanuel has reportedly committed suicide during the weekend over unmet academic expectation.
The 22-year old final year student from the Faculty of Agriculture was supposed to graduate in the just concluded 2017/2018 academic session but failed in the final project and was made to repeat his final year.
It was also gathered that the deceased student decided to take his life because he could no longer achieve the Second Class Upper Division grade which he had expected to make in his final year result.
Adigun was said to have taken his life after he drank a pesticide, Sniper.
However, in a note by the deceased, he stated the reason behind the suicide was because he was accused of “copy and paste,” a reference to plagiarism in research works.
Some neighbours also said that the deceased had all along suffered depression since he failed to make the last 34th graduation list of the institution.
The incident had reportedly happened last Thursday night at Oke-Odo community, a student-populated area in Ilorin, Kwara state, however, the corpse was only discovered on Saturday morning after neighbours noticed foul smell oozing out of his room. His bloated body was found on the floor when the door was eventually broken.
It was gathered 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.
When contacted, director of information for the university, Mr Kunle Akogun, said that he was not aware of the incident. Also, Police public relations officer (PPRO), of the state command, Ajayi Okasanmi, said that his office was also yet to be briefed but promised to get in touch with the appropriate quarters on the development.