The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State has lost a student to depression.
It was reported that one Emmanuel Adedeji, a two hundred level student of the varsity, consumed a poisonous substance to end his own life after he failed to thrive in a business he invested in.
Naija News understands that Adedeji who is studying Management and Accounting at the Ile-Ife Varsity, left a suicide note to confirm why he took the drastic decision.
Speaking on the demise of the student, one of his classmates who pleaded to remain anonymous, said Emmanuel suffered depression after a failed business deal.
However, another source who commented on the matter said the deceased did not look like he was depressed when he was seen near the Conference Centre of the university on Monday.
Confirming the incident when contacted by newsmen, the Public Relations Officer of the University, Abiodun Olanrewaju , said”The name of the student is Adedeji Emmanuel, a part two student of the Department of Management and Accounting.
“We appeal to parent and guidance to please let our children know that failure or depression occasioned by whatever, suicide should not be an option.
“We sympathise with the parent and friends of the deceased. He was at his formative stage.
“We heard that he left a suicide note. It pains us that the boy is no more. His action was because of one challenge or the other.”