UNILAG graduating student commits suicide


A 400-level student of the Department of Microbiology, University of Lagos, Adeniyi Ogundijo, is believed to have committed suicide allegedly over poor performance.

“The deceased was a student who normally visited his friend from time to time. His friend and uncle lived in the same house. He had gone on the visit as usual when the friend and uncle later went out. By the time they returned to the house, they found him dead with an empty container of Sniper.

“However, the police are looking at a possible case of murder. Forensic investigation is being carried out on his corpse. Meanwhile, the uncle and friend are in our custody,” the Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti, told Punch.

The 22-year-old’s death is however, generating ripples with some persons close to the deceased suspecting foul play.

“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 course mate of the deceased told the paper.


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