July 15, 2024

It was gathered that a 300-level student of the Federal University of Technology Akure identified as Olona Oluwapelumi, has committed suicide at his residence in the Aule Area of Akure, the Ondo State capital. His death was confirmed early hours of Saturday.

The deceased, who was popularly called ‘Black’, was said to be in the Department of Industrial Design at the university. He was said to have hanged himself in his room outside the campus. Although,the details concerning the suicide were sketchy ,a source in the school stated that the deceased’s friends on Saturday went to his room and discovered it was locked.

After several calls without response, the door was broken and he was found hanged.Reacting to the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, confirmed the death of the 300-level student and said the incident was reported to the police.

“His body has been taken to the morgue and investigation has started to unravel the reasons behind his action, but it was a case of suicide,” the PPRO stated

The Students’ Union Government of the school in a statement, signed by its President, Jesunifemi Asoore, also confirmed the incident as the statement partly read, “It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we inform you of the death of our colleague and friend, Olona Oluwapelumi, popularly known as ‘Tart Angle’, who died on Saturday, January 21, 2023.”

Marvelous Ogidi

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