A part two student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, in the Department of Management and Accounting, identified as Emmanuel Adedeji, had reportedly committed suicide.
Emmanuel, it was said, left a suicide note after he took a poisonous substance which led to his death.
It was not immediately clear why Emmanuel took the decision, as some close people to the deceased gave different reasons.
A classmate of the deceased, who preferred anonymity, said Emmanuel suffered depression after a failed business deal.
But another source that commented on the matter said the deceased did not look like he was depressed when he was seen near the Conference Centre of the university on Monday.
When contacted, Abiodun Olanrewaju the Public Relations Officer of the University, confirmed the death of the student.
Olanrewaju said, “The name of the student is Adedeji Emmanuel, a part two student of the Department of Management and Accounting.
“We appeal to parents and guidance to please let our children know that failure or depression occasioned by whatever, suicide should not be an option.
“We sympathize with the parent and friends of the deceased. He was at his formative stage.
“We heard that he left a suicide note. It pains us that the boy is no more. His action was because of one challenge or the other.”