Offa Poly student commits suicide over handout sales

April 1, 2019
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Offa Poly student commits suicide over handout sales

An Offa Poly student identified as Ridwan Ajiboye, has reportedly committed suicide after he was embarrassed by one of his lecturers over proceeds from the sales of handouts the lecturer instructed him to sell to hos class mates.

Ajiboye, who was the son of a traditional title holder in Iragbiji in the Boripe Local Government Area of Osun State, decided to end his life after he was allegedly embarrassed by one of his lecturers, who gave him some handouts to sell to his course mates, The Punch reports.

He was reportedly found in his room by his neighbours writhing in pain and foaming in the mouth. Reports have it that he was rushed to the hospital but he eventually died.

He reportedly consumed a poisonous substance.

The Public Relations Officer, Students Union Government of the polytechnic, Olayinka Owolabi, who confirmed the incident, however said nobody knew why the deceased killed himself.

“Some of his neighbours heard his cry and rushed to his room where they met him gasping for air. He was taken to hospital but he eventually died. They said he took poisonous substance but we do not know what he took and nobody can say why he took the substance” he said.

The deceased has been buried in his home town in Osun State.

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