The Unilorin student who committed suicide by drinking a pesticide, Sniper, has been identified as Adigun Olawale Emmanuel was reportedly forced to repeat his project before his death. The Nation reported that the deceased who had a grade of Second Class Upper Division which dropped to Second Class Lower Division, alleged that he was accused of ‘copy and paste’, in research his works in social media post before his death.
Adigun who became depressed after he failed to make the last graduation list of the institution, reportedly 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.
On Thursday night at Oke-Odo, a student-populated area in Ilorin, Kwara state, he committed suicide. However his corpse was only discovered on Saturday after neighbours noticed a foul smell oozing out of his room. When the door was broken, his bloated body was found on the floor.
From social media interactions, it was gathered that the deceased had uploaded a picture of the Sniper on his WhatsApp page at about 5.14 pm, some two hours after he had lamented online about his situation to his friend.
He had opened the conversation at about 3.39 pm 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. 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 however responded with words of encouragement:
“Don’t give up bros, it gets better”. And as if he had accepted the admonition, the deceased had then responded, “I pray so, Thanks a lot for your concern. I appreciate a lot. May God continue to bless you. Amen.”
His friend however went further to plead with him not to commit suicide. He wrote;
“Wale abeg, calm down. Abeg You In the Name of God. Nothing Happen wey God no know about ooo please don’t do anything stupid ooooo”.