UNILAG Final Year Student Allegedly Commits Suicide After Final Exams
There has been much controversy over the strange death of a 400-level student of the Department of Microbiology, University of Lagos, named Adeniyi Ogundijo.
While some claimed that the 22-year-old committed suicide over poor performance in his final exams, his friends and family members said he was killed.
The school authorities, however, urged everyone to stop speculating on the cause of his death, saying the family kept mum when questioned by the management
It was gathered that some suspects had been arrested by detectives from the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba, for interrogation.
Our correspondent also learnt that Ogundijo’s corpse had been deposited in a morgue pending the outcome of an autopsy.
The deceased and his course mates were said to have recently sat for their final exams and the results were released preparatory to their graduation.
A course mate, who asked not to be identified because of the sensitive nature of the case, said the death was announced on a group chat.
He said, “We have a Whatsapp group chat and a course mate broke the news on the platform. The course mate had spoken to a relative of Niyi (Ogundijo), who said she lost her brother. The course mate asked to see his photo. Lo and behold, it was him. Although we got the news yesterday (Monday), we learnt he died on Saturday. A family member said he was with his friends when the incident happened. We also learnt that he had yet to return home since we finished the final exams.
We have seen the results of all our papers. There are insinuations that he took local insecticide, Sniper. He was probably killed and those who did it made it appear like he committed suicide. Two of his friends have been arrested by the police. To the best of my knowledge, Niyi was a good student. He interacted well with people and had no reason to kill himself.”
A family member of the victim, who also spoke on condition of anonymity, said Ogundijo was on a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.2 (Second Class Lower), adding that he did not know the result of the final exams