Sadly, on January 19, an undergraduate of the University of Lagos identified simply as Seun killed himself. And since then, his action has left his family and friends in shock.
Seun reportedly lived with his aunt at 9, Alhaja Adijat Lawal, Beesam, Mafoluku, Lagos.
According to his neighbour:
“The day of the incident, I just got home from an errand and I was told Seun had been rushed to a hospital. When I asked what happened, I was told he went out to buy a substance and locked himself inside his room.
“I still don’t know what happened to make him take that action. I think those in the house when he went to buy the substance must have suspected he was going to do something drastic because they later forced the door open, but he had already ingested the substance he went to buy. They quickly took him to the hospital.”
Seun died later that evening in the hospital.
Efforts by Punch to get Seun’s family and friends to talk more about his suicide, to find out what could have driven Seun to consider suicide met some resistance.
They just couldn’t bear discussing the tragedy. And the police said the family didn’t even report the suicide to them.
Seun is the second undergraduate of UNILAG to commit suicide in the last one month, Saturday PUNCH learnt.
On New Year’s Eve, Damilola Durojaiye, a computer science student of the university, also allegedly committed suicide at his parents’ Akute-Ajuwon, Ogun State home.
The 19-year-old was said to be a brilliant student with a cumulative grade point average of about 3.9.
He reportedly stayed at home when his parents went for the cross-over service, only for them to come back and see his body dangling from where he hanged himself.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr. Muyiwa Adejobi, said at the time that a suicide note was found where Durojaiye hung himself.