Nigerian student kills herself in a hotel room in Cardiff

Omojola Ogundipe, a 20-year-old Nigerian Bristol University student took her own life in a Cardiff hotel room, just days after a visit home for Mother’s Day.

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Staff at the Citrus Hotel in Cardiff found her body hanging in her hotel room on March 14 this year after she missed her check-out deadline.

The 20-year-old, from Hounslow, was a leading member of Bristol University’s Gospel Choir Society and was described as as campaigner on environmental and human rights issues, including homelessness.

An inquest was held into her death at Pontypridd Coroner’s Court on Thursday.

In a statement read out to the court her father Kurle Ogundipe said he last saw his daughter when she returned home for Mothering Sunday days before he received news of her death. He said;

“I last saw Omojola on March 11 when she returned home for the weekend. She appeared her usual bubbly self.”

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Mr Ogundipe said his daughter returned to Bristol on the same day. He later received a WhatsApp message from her to say she had returned home to her student flat in the city.

Police informed him of his daughter’s death three days later. He said the family were not aware of any ill health and did not think she suffered from depression or mental health problems.

Summing up, coroner Christopher Woolley accepted the cause of death given by consultant pathologist Dr David Thomas at the University Hospital of Wales as death by hanging.

Mr Woolley said he was satisfied Miss Ogundipe intended to take her own life and recorded a conclusion of suicide.

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