A student of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) identified as Adedeji Emmanuel has passed away.

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Babatunde Oyatokun, chief security officer of the school, who broke the news on Tuesday in a statement, said current evidence indicates he died after consuming a popular pesticide in what happens to be a suicide case.

“The security department announces the painful departure of a student of the Faculty of Admin, Adedeji Emmanuel who till his time of passing was a 200-level student of Management and Accounting,” the statement read.

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

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Oyatokun also advised students to use the counseling unit of the school when battling psychological or academic issues.

Adedeji’s death comes nearly two years after another OAU student identified as Opeyemi Dara took her own life after reportedly battling depression following her poor academic performance.

In May 2019, Chukwuemeka Akachi, an alumnus of the UNN also committed suicide after drinking a poisonous substance.

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Segun, a 22-year-old candidate of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), attempted suicide using the insecticide via a live stream on social media, over his low scores in an examination.

Chinedu Iromuanya, a national diploma student of Nasarawa state polytechnic, also attempted to commit suicide.



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