Undergraduate kills self over N100,000

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A 300-level student of the Federal University of Technology Akure, Olona Oluwapelumi, has thrown his loved ones into spiritless condition by killing himself over N100,000.

Olona, fondly called Tart Angle, was found hanging in his off-campus residence, by his friend, Omoniyi Enoch.

Enoch said, Olona fell into a state of distress after the said sum in his care in his capacity as the Financial Secretary of his department, Industrial Design, became controversial.

The deceased, according to Enoch’s account was an object of fraud allegation after the money he sent to the Association’s president on demand through his bank allegedly lost in transit.

The deceased’s friend’s word, “When school resumed for the 2021/2022 session, the Treasurer of the department wasn’t around to receive payment for due. Joseph (Olona) decided to receive the payments from students.

“The President requested that Joseph should send N100,000 to him for a departmental project. Joseph sent it using his digital bank – Carbon. He was debited but the President didn’t receive the payment.

“Several emails were sent to the bank but the issue wasn’t resolved. Due to that, he was so pressured about it and everyone secluded him. He hasn’t attended lectures since we got back from the Christmas break because of the pressure.”

Continued, “Yesterday morning, I went to get my phone from Joseph because his phone is faulty and we both shared my phone. He informed me that his HOD called his daddy and said he engaged in fraud. He was very disturbed about it.

“He requested to follow me to my office at the Students’ Union Building because he didn’t want to stay alone. I left him at the office to attend the homecoming event that was held at the T.I Francis auditorium and also watched the Awopegba match.

“When I got back to the office, he had already locked the office door. He came back to give me the keys and left. When I got home, I forced him to eat.

“At 7:40 pm, knocked on his door but he didn’t open. I left thinking he was still angry with me for leaving him at the office.

“At 8:30 pm, I knocked again but there was no response. At 10:01 pm, I tried again but there was no response, so I went to sleep.

“This morning, I went to knock around 8 am but there was no response. I had to go and check through his window and I saw him hanging from the ceiling.”

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