SUICIDE: OAU confirms student’s death, urges students to consult counsellor

The Management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife on Tuesday confirms the death of Adedeji Emmanuel who was a 200 level student of Management and Accounting, Faculty of Administration.

OduduwaNews gathered that Emmanuel committed suicide by taking Sniper in the early hours of Tuesday.

According to a release signed and made available to Oduduwa News by the acting Chief Security Officer of the Institution, Mr. B. Oyatokun read in part:

“It is being speculated that the said student died as a result of intake of Sniper and all evidence points towards this but we have launched an investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding his death.

We advise that students utilize the Counseling Unit of the School when dealing with psychological issues or academic issues that might be taking a toil on the mental health as we have continually strengthened relationship with Mental Health Support Initiative (a group of Mental Health Experts and Enthusiasts).”

As at the time of filling this report, we are yet to confirm the veracity of information regarding another student said to have committed suicide as well.

Our correspondent at OAU confirmed to news room that efforts are ongoing to ascertain the fact and mystery behind yet to be identified another final year student of Management and Accounting said to have committed suicide.

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