A 300 Level student of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Olona Oluwapelumi, has committed suicide at his residence in Aule Area of Akure, the Ondo State capital.
The deceased, who was popularly called ‘Black’, was said to be in the Department of Industrial Design at the university. He was said to have hanged himself in his room off campus. The reasons he took his own life were unknown.
It was gathered that the deceased’s friends went to his room on Saturday and discovered it was locked. After several calls without response, the door was broken and he was found hanged.
The Ondo State Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, confirmed the death of the 300 Level student in a statement, saying the incident was reported to the police.
“His body has been taken to the morgue and investigation has started to unravel the reasons behind his action, but it was a case of suicide,” Odunlami said.
The Students’ Union Government of the varsity in a statement signed by its President, Jesunifemi Asoore, also confirmed the student’s death.
“It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we inform you of the death of our colleague and friend, Olona Oluwapelumi, popularly known as ‘Tart Angle’, who died on Saturday, January 21, 2023.
“According to reports, his death was confirmed in the early hour of Saturday,” the statement read in part.
The Head of Media and Protocols Unit of the institution, Mr Adegbenro Adebanjo, also confirmed Olona’s death, adding that the police have commented investigation into the incident.