Management of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) on Friday debunked reports that late Adigun Emmanuel committed suicide because he failed his research project more than twice.
The 27-year-old student killed himself, following a conversation with a friend that he has been asked to redo his project for the third time.
In relation to the report, the institution said that investigations have proven that Emmanuel, who committed suicide, did so due to drug addiction.
The Director of Corporate Affairs of the university, Kunle Akogun, made the revelation in a statement that late Emmanuel of the Faculty of Agriculture “resorted to the unsavory 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 the university after so much investigation revealed that late Adigun took his own life as an eventual culmination of his 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 younger sister, who 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.
Spokesman for the institution added that the deceased had a Cumulative Grade Point Average 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 went ahead to explain that some of the measures taken by the university management to soothe the nerves of the deceased included a four-week intensive rehabilitation at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital.