July 16, 2024

500-level student commits suicide after vigil in Ondo

Tragedy struck on Monday in Akungba-Akoko, headquarters of Akoko South West local government area of Ondo State, following the death of a final-year student of Adekunle Ajasin University, AAUA, Modupe Ayandare, who allegedly committed suicide.

The deceased, who was the president of her department, Agronomy, was said to have taken her own life in an uncompleted building after attending a church vigil.

According to Noble Olaogbebikan, the Public Relations Officer of the institution’s student union, who disclosed the incident, Ayandare committed suicide in the early hours of Monday around 4 am at an uncompleted building that was close to the white garment church where she attended the vigil.

“We express in strong terms our dissatisfaction and agony with respect to the death of one of our students, Ayandare Modupe. A 500-level student of the Department of Agronomy (Agronomy Departmental President).

“The incident happened beside the church she attended around Sportless Villa. The law enforcement agency has already been informed, and all hands are on the desk to get to the root of the situation.”

Also, in another statement, the deceased’s department said: “We have lost one of our own, Comrade Modesty, who served as the President of the Department of Agronomy. Her passing, by suicide at Onireason Street’s permanent site, is a profound loss to us all.”

When contacted, the Ondo State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Funmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, confirmed that the deceased left a suicide note in her bag before the incident.

According to the police spokesperson, detectives had commenced an investigation to unravel the development.

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