An Offa Poly student identified as Ridwan Ajiboye, reportedly committed suicide after he was embarrassed by one of his lecturers over money from handout he was asked to sell to his course mates.The Offa Poly student who committed suicide is said to be a National Diploma 1 student of the Civil Engineering Department, and also the son of a traditional title holder in Iragbiji in the Boripe Local Government Area of Osun State.
The deceased drank some quantity of an insecticide and according to sources, his parents said they were not interested in investigating the circumstances that surrounded his death.The Public Relations Officer, Students Union Government of the polytechnic, Olayinka Owolabi, who confirmed the incident when contacted by a Punch’s correspondent, said nobody knew why the deceased killed himself.
“Some of his neighbours heard his cry and rushed to his room where they met him gasping for air. He was taken to hospital but he eventually died. They said he took poisonous substance but we do not know what he took and nobody can say why he took the substance” he said.
It was also gathered that another ND student of the Estate Management Department, Maryam Fasasi, reportedly attempted suicide days after Ajiboye died.
The student who also drank the Sniper Insecticide, was rescued and revived at a hospital. Maryam who was discharged on Saturday, also misplaced N45,000 which was the proceeds from handouts given to her to sell by one of her lecturers and she attempted to kill herself because of this.