Hundreds of students at the University of Lagos, on Monday, conducted a candlelight procession in honour of a 300-level microbiology student, names withheld, who committed suicide by reportedly ingesting a quantity of the insecticide, Sniper.
This is just as they provided an insight into his last moments. Mr Adeonipekun Adeyanju Oluyomi, Speaker of the Students’ Union Parliament, speaking with lagos Metro said, “At the moment, we cannot tell why he committed suicide.”
“His death came as a shock. People who knew him said he was a gentle guy. We visited him at Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) that night (Saturday). I was there with other members of the Parliament. The doctors ran some tests, they gave him some injections. His uncle was there too. By the time we left him and his uncle at the hospital around midnight, we believed he would recover. But sadly, he didn’t. We learned his condition got bad around four or five in the morning of Sunday. An autopsy will be conducted on his body. We, the students, are also awaiting the result.”
Jacobs was first rushed to the Medical Centre, shortly after consuming the liquid, on the day of the incident. He was referred to LUTH, Idi-Araba where he eventually died in the early hours of Sunday.
It remained unknown on Monday what reasons might have prompted him to take his life, as both the university management and some of the students who spoke with Lagos Metro offered any answers.
A conflicting report also had it that Jacobs was forced to consume the chemical by unknown cultists. Meanwhile, an official statement was still being prepared by the Information Unit of the University at the time of filing this report.