By Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
Osun State Police Command has commenced investigations into the cause of death of a student of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Adedeji Emmanuel.
Though the circumstances surrounding Emmanuel’s death has not been ascertained, sources said he committed suicide after a failed digital currency deal.
The deceased student, who was in the Management and Accounting Department of the institution, was said to have taken a poisonous substance called Sniper, which led to his death.
He was reported to have died a few minutes later in the school premises.
His co-students disclosed that his corpse was discovered behind the Mechanical Department, popularly known as Spider building.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Yemisi Opalola, had in a statement on Wednesday, said that the police was investigating whether the deceased actually died as a result of drinking Sniper.
“The deceased’s body has been taken to the morgue of Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital while investigation has been launched to unravel the circumstances surrounding his death,” Opalola said.
“The Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, urged parents to always counsel their children and ward on the need to share their problems rather than resorting to suicide,” she added.
Also, the Public Relations Officer of OAU, Mr. Abiodun Olarewaju stated that that the suicide committed by the student was not as a result of academic failure.
Olarewaju added that failure in life goes beyond academic performance.
Olanrewaju asserted that people failed in different human endeavours, noting that whenever such happened, taking one’s life should not be the next thing.
“So, whether you are wealthy, in middle or lower class of the society, individuals have different challenges in life,” he said.
Olarewaju advised all and sundry not to write themselves off and contemplate suicide.
OAU Public Relations Officer, Abiodun Olarewaju confirmed the development.
“We appeal to parent and guidance to please let their children know that failure or depression occasioned by whatever suicide should not be an option.
“We want to sympathise with the parent and friends of the deceased. The boy was at his formative age. We heard that the boy left a suicide note. It pains us that the boy is dead. The reason for is action is not yet known.”