Ondo varsity to investigate 200- level student’s suicide


The management of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, have stated that it will investigate reason behind the death of one its students, Feranmi Fasunle.

Feranmi, a 200-level student died after allegedly drinking a substance believed to be an insecticide on Thursday.

She was said to have consumed the substance on Wednesday in her room and was later rushed to the school’s health centre.

She was later referred to the Federal Medical Centre, Owo, where she passed away on Thursday.

The reason for the suicide could not be ascertained. It was being insinuated in some quarters that the deceased had relationship issues, but her friends refuted this and said she had no boyfriend.

The Head of Media and Protocols, AAUA, Mr Victor Akinpelumi, described the student’s death as unfortunate, saying there was an indication that Feranmi committed suicide for a reason not related to relationship matters.

He said “It is true that she committed suicide. We have not been officially briefed, but the only detail we have is that she consumed an insecticide and was later rushed to the health centre and from there, she was referred to the Federal Medical Centre in Owo, where she died.


“The doctor, who spoke to me, said those who brought her said they were close to her and that she was not involved in any relationship. So, why she did that to herself is what we don’t know yet.

“We will react later if we know why she took that decision to take her own life.”