By Sikiru Obarayese
The death of a student of the Federal Polytechnic, Offa in Kwara State, Ridwan Ajiboye is still shrouded in misery, as it was gathered that the deceased drank some quantity of insecticide.
Management and students of the polytechnic were in shock recently over the reported case of suicide by Ajiboye, a National Diploma 1 student of the Civil Engineering Department.
Ajiboye, who was the son of a traditional title holder in Iragbiji in Boripe Local Government Area of Osun State, reportedly 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 Public Relations Officer, Students Union Government of the polytechnic, Olayinka Owolabi, confirmed the incident but said nobody knew why the deceased decided to kill himself.
He said: “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 remains of the student had since been buried at his hometown, stating that his parents said they were not interested in investigating the circumstances that surrounded his death.
Some days after Ajiboye’s death, another ND student of the Estate Management Department, Maryam Fasasi, reportedly attempted suicide, by allegedly drinking insecticide.