Samuel Adegoke, a student of the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro (FPI), in Ogun state, has committed suicide after allegedly losing his school fees and that of his friend to gambling.


Adegoke, a national diploma (ND) II student of electrical electronic engineering, was said to have taken a chemical substance, suspected to be a sniper on Monday.

He was said to have taken the substance when his colleagues were preparing for the first-semester examination.

Sola Abiala, the institution’s spokesperson, told NAN that the student was rushed to the school clinic from where he was referred to a specialist hospital outside the school in Ilaro.


At the specialist hospital, he was pronounced dead.

“It was detected at the specialist hospital that the late student drank a sniper. His father told the school that his son had used his school fees to gamble last session but, he had to rescue him by making another payment,” he said.

“We have a policy here that any student that does not pay school fees will not write exam. He realised that he and his friend would not write the exam, and that was why he committed suicide.


“We sent for his parents and briefed them. His father told us that his late son did the same thing last session and he had to send money to him to pay the fees.

“He said if he had known about the latest one, he would have paid for it. But when we asked the father to take possession of the corpse, he rejected it and said he could not take his son’s corpse back home.

“He asked us to bury him. The school paid part of the burial expenses, and had to pay the fee for the other student whose fee was used to gamble to avoid another calamity. We didn’t want him to also commit suicide.

“We were surprised that he did not leave any suicide note behind. We did not see any note. We went to his house and checked for a note, but there was no note other than the bottle of the snipper he drank.”


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