She left a suicide note saying that she has failed to meet a dateline for the registration of an elective course.
In the note she said, “I will not apply for course suspension my academics is all I live for, if I can’t get it right, fuck existing.”
Sarah, from Edo State, failed an elective course unit in the faculty of sciences after missing examinations and was made to repeat the course. She had passed all her major courses in Library Science, but by missing registration of her elective course, it meant that she was not enrolled for the course during the semester and had to retake the course next year.
However, on Thursday May 12, 2016, the deceased went to the faculty’s office to see if anything could be done about her case, but she found out that it was too late to make any amends.
Consequently, she became restless, left the office and descended the stairs to where she had kept her bag. There, she was said to have written a suicide note and brought out a container of Sniper insecticide used mostly in driving away soil borne pests and drank it. She left her mobile phone, charger, suicide note, her bag and the container under the staircase and returned to the office.
A source in the Computer Science Department told Daily Trust that soon after the student was told that her registration for the course was incomplete due to a late registration, she left the office without talking to anybody.
The source added that it seemed the student had already planned the suicide even before she encountered some challenges in the process of her registration.
“She drank the insecticide under the staircase and left the container, her handbag, phone charger and other belongings in a hidden corner,” the source said.