—Unilorin Students Suicide was drug induced,Management Says
YBTC NEWS—The management of the University of Ilorin has shown reaction towards the report of one of its students, Adigun Emmanuel Adewale, Faculty of Agriculture, who was to have committed suicide last week Thursday (29th of November, 2018) which was as a result of frustration over his failure in his final year Project.
This was made known in a press statement signed by the Director of Corporate Affairs, Mr Kunle Akogun which was obtained by YBTCNEWS, which reads part, “the University during its investigations has revealed that the Late Adewale took his life as a result of drug addiction which he must have adopted to address the prolonged depression he had suffered has a result of the personal challenges he could not bear”
” The University added that contrary to the speculations that the deceased with a CGP of 2.7 and failed 7 different courses which accounted for his non graduation in the last Academic session, could neither be said to be academically outstanding nor on the verge of completing any research project. The decease never completed the series of enabling experiments that would have given him the data needed for his research and he took his life while he was expected to complete his registration formalities, a prerequisite for his retake of all the courses he had earlier failed”
“Measures have been taken by the University Management and good members of the staff to soothe the nerves of the decease includes 4 weeks intensive rehabilitation at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital. The Hostel accommodation was recommended by the Dean of his Faculty, Prof Gbadebo Olaoye and also his mentor who has been in Nairobi has given him a soft loan for his school fees before the incident happened. Despite the rehabilitative effort to place the deceased back to the right frame of mind, Adigun still resulted to the despicable act of suicide to the consternation of those who assisted him in one way or the other”
“The University commiserate with the Family of the Deceased and we also implore parents and guardians to be up and doing so that their wards will grow up in a decent live. The University also assured its stakeholders of qualitative education and other forms of service to its students”
Speaking with the Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, Prof Gbadebo Olaoye, he said “I got to know the psychological problem of the Deceased through interactions, I have offered series of assistance to him to avert the regrettable consequences. His alleged drug addiction, courtesy of peer group influence, frustrated all the rehabilitative assistant that was rendered to him to the awareness, admiration and appreciation of his family members”
Speaking with one of his friends who pleaded with anonymity because he doesn’t want his name to be in print, has said the deceased has attempted suicide thrice which was as a result of expressing regret on different ocassions from his “nagging younger sister .
“It was as a result of him not knowing how to go and meet his sister for any assistance, that he now resulted into suicide” he added
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