The University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) on Friday said that investigations have revealed that its student Adigun Emmanuel died from drug addiction.
Director of corporate affairs of the university Kunle Akogun made the revelation in a statement which was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin.
Mr Akogun stated that the deceased, a student of the Faculty of Agriculture, “resorted to the unsavoury action to ventilate his frustration over his failure in his final year project.”
“Mr. Adigun Emmanuel Adewale of the Faculty of Agriculture, committed suicide last Thursday, November 29, 2018,” he explained.
He said that painstaking investigation revealed that late Adigun took his own life as an eventual culmination of his pathetic drug addiction.
The director further stated that the student must have unwisely adopted drugs to address the prolonged depression he suffered as a result of personal challenges he could not bear.
“Some close friends of the late Mr. Adigun revealed that the obviously depressed student had unsuccessfully attempted suicide thrice, having publicly expressed profound regrets on many occasions,” he said.
Akogun said that the student had complained that it was his nagging younger sister that was sponsoring his education.
He said late Adigun had lamented that it would be too difficult for him to approach the same younger female sibling for the needed finances to complete his extended stay on campus.
The university spokesman added that the deceased had a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.72 and failed results in seven different courses.
The director of corporate affairs of the institution further said that the performance accounted for late Adigun’s non-graduation in the last academic session.
Akogun said that the deceased was neither considered academically outstanding nor on the verge of completing any research project.
He added that it was clear that the late Adigun, who hailed from Oyo State, never completed the series of enabling experiments that would have given him the data needed for his research.