The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, in Osun State has been thrown to mourning following the death of a student identified as Opeyemi Grace Dara.
The deceased who was in the Department of English and Literature was said to have committed suicide after a dose of lethal substance popularly known as snipper.
Although the details of the incident were still sketchy, our correspondent learnt that she took her life following the poor academic performance.
But the authorities of the institution confirmed that the deceased committed suicide due to depression occasioned by poor academic records.
A copy of her academic records obtained from her page on the school portal and made available to PUNCH indicated that she had many outstanding courses.
She was said to be having five outstanding courses and 12 Special Electives.
A source said, “A student in the Department of English and Literature at OAU in Ile-Ife, Opeyemi Grace Dara, whose set finished their final year exams just last semester has committed suicide through the consumption of the notorious snipper on Friday. She was in the last graduating set; however, she had some outstanding courses. The department in mourning mood.”
When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of OAU, Segun Olanrewaju, confirmed the incident to our correspondent and promised that the institution would investigate the incident and make its findings public.
He also warned students against taking their lives because of poor academic performance.