Undergraduate hangs self in Ondo

An undergraduate Oluwapelumi Olona has committed suicide by hanging himself in his room.

Until his death, the deceased was a 300-level student of the department of Industrial Design at the Federal University of Technology Akure, in Ondo state.

The reason for Oluwapelumi’s action is still unknown, but it is rumoured he had been depressed over allegation he embezzled funds beloing to his departmental association.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson for the state’s police command Funmilayo Odunlami, said that investigation had begun into the incident.

She said that “investigation has started to unravel the reasons behind his action, but it was a case of suicide.”

The university management said it had contacted Oluwapelumi’s family.

Adegbenro Adebanjo, the Head of Media and Protocols Unit of the institution, described the incident as “sad”, and “it is also providing support services.


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