A female student of University of Lagos, Ayomide Aribiyi, has committed suicide after she was accused of stealing clothes and make-up belonging to her roommates in the hostel.
A Mechanical Engineering student of the school, Ajani Damilola broke the news of Aribiyi’s suicide on his Facebook in a post on April 29 where he went into details of the incident.
The deceased, an 100-level student in the Department of Employee Relations and Human Resources Management under the faculty of Business Administration, Damilola in his post said insults were hurled at Aribiyi on Thursday when clothes and make-up belonging to her roommates in Amina Hall were found in her bags.
Damilola wrote: “On Thursday, some of the belongings of d(sic) fellow roommate was found in Ayomide’s bag ( scattered in three different bags – make up in one of of her bag, clothes in another bag and clothes in another bag making 3 of Ayomide’s bag). As a result the roommates disgraced Ayo and called her many names( relating to a thief) and disgraced her publicly. Ayomide called her mum and her mum came down next day( Friday) to settle d issue. The makeup was valued at #2000 in which Her mum paid. After that, her mum told her to pack her bags and follow her home which she did but as she was going d roommates shouted on her and called her so many names.
“Her mum took her home and went back to work (her mum is a unilag staff). Ayomide was d only one left at home when she took sniper in the afternoon. Her mum came back in d evening and saw her child in a critical state. So she asked what happened to her; Ayomide just stretched her hand to do bottle of d sniper she took. Immediately her mum gave her palm oil( epo in yoruba) but results were not forthcoming. So she rushed her to a medical centre at ebute metta, still results were not favourable, she was then taken to Luth ( Medilag). Ayo gave up in LUTH around after 7 yesterday(Friday).”
UNILAG management on Sunday confirmed Aribiyi’s death through the institution’s Deputy Registrar, Toyin Adebule.