One Adesoji Adediran, a final year student of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho, committed suicide by hanging himself in the hostel.
The 500-level student of Urban and Regional Planning Department took his own life over the weekend while alone in his room.
The roommates of Adesoji Adediran went for night class when the deed happened, only to return in the morning around 5.30am to find his corpse hanging from the ceiling fan.
The school management was alerted and policemen from the Owode division arrived the hostel to remove and deposit the corpse in a mortuary for autopsy.
Adediran’s classmate told Punch about the incident that came as a shock to them all, describing the deceased as “funny and lively.”
“He has two roommates. The roommates went for a night study on Friday. When they returned to the room on Saturday, they discovered that he had hanged himself with a cable. Nobody has an idea why he killed himself.”
“As his friend, what pained me most was that we still played together on Friday night. He never opened up to me. We asked him to go with us for the night study, but he said he preferred to stay behind. Around 5.30am when we returned, we found his corpse.
“He was almost done with his final year project and he never complained of anything. We are a clique and we eat together; it was all fun, until we found his corpse.”
The police took statements from the roommates, which were later withdrawn by the deceased’s parents, who insisted they had no plans to investigate his death due to the nature of the death.
According to the PUNCH, the parents also objected to the idea of holding a candle-light procession in his honour, saying they wanted him to rest in peace.
However, friends of the deceased continue to drop their condolence on the victim’s Facebook wall.
One of his friends Horlarholu Xarmoohel Cartel, said the late Adediran was a fan of the Chelsea Football Club.
“Adesoji, can’t believe my eyes when I saw adieu in your name. I don’t know this is what you mean when you said, ‘I am not coming to class again,’ after we sat for a test last week. Haa! SOJ, the best Chelsea fan I ever knew; the best record keeper who doesn’t need Google before he tells you the history of football. Already missing you bro, can’t get hold of myself since I heard about your death. I know God knows best.”
Another friend, Adepeju Babatunde, wrote: “Hmmm, I saw him and Tayo (bestie) beside my hostel cracking jokes with friends when we finished that test. I even accused him of not coming for the test, but he replied, ‘I came nah…’ I don’t even know what to write right now because I know what you passed through when we were in 200 level, but why now? Rest on dear.”
Meanwhile, as reported by the police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ajisebutu Adekunle, Adesoji Adediran, the victim didn’t leave any suicide note behind, therefore the reason why he took his life remains unknown.