A 22 – year – old man , identified simply as Segun , is battling for his life at a general hospital in Ogun State after he drank insecticide , sniper .
PUNCH Metro gathered that the victim had scored 167 in the last Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations .
Segun , who was unhappy with his result , went on Twitter and expressed frustration at his repeated failure to secure admission into a tertiary institution despite several attempts .
He lamented that in 2015 when he sat the exam , he scored 189, adding that when he tried again in 2016 , he scored 202.
The victim said when he attempted in 2017 , he scored 233 and failed to get admission due to lack of funds.
He lamented that when he eventually got a sponsor, he could not get a good exam result in 2019 .
In a tweet , he had informed his followers that he would go live on Twitter on Sunday, May 12 , to show them how to take Sniper with tea .
“ This thing go sweet o. You all should at least make this fun for me by 9 pm please. Tune in and wish me luck , ” he tweeted .
A clip , which has gone viral on the Internet , showed Segun pouring a bottle of Sniper into a cup purportedly containing tea .
The over five minute video showed as he took a spoon of the mixture , while reading live comments from his friends . A sombre music played in the background.
The 22 – year – old could be seen leaving the room for a few seconds , before returning to continue reading the live comments , as he toyed with the poisoned cup .
Some Good Samaritans were reported to have run to the scene and rushed him to a private hospital, from where he was referred to the general hospital.
Segun , who took to his Twitter handle ,
@ TweetsOfSHEGUN , on October 4 , 2018 , narrated how he lost his father at six and his mother had to cater to four children alone.
He said , “ I graduated from secondary school in 2014 . I went out to search for jobs . I found few unsuitable jobs , did them for a while , and later came across a pharmacy ; I was employed .
“ After a year , my mom asked , ‘ Won ’ t you go to a tertiary institution ?’ I said yes , I won ’ t go . She insisted ; I asked her where we could get the funds. She said she would get a loan that I must go to school .
“ So, from my savings I got a JAMB form in 2015 . I requested time off work to register for JAMB , sat JAMB exam , and post – UTME also. I wrote JAMB exam and passed, passed post – UTME too , but I was not admitted. I tried again the following year . Same fate !
“ Tried again the following year 2017 , passed and got admitted for Medicine. I resigned from work , mom applied for a loan in more than three places and none was given to her . Why ? The state government had bans on loans ( if you are in Ogun State ; you will know this to be true ) . She tried her best . Ultimatum for acceptance fee elapsed . My admission was withdrawn !”
A Twitter user , Pamilerin Adegoke , after reading the post , said he had decided to put Segun on a scholarship and he would pay all his university bills till he finished school .
However , Segun made a post on how he did not get a good result in the 2019 UTME , saying he would kill himself .
“ It is now when people want to send me to school that I will score 167 in UTME ? 167? LMFAO . Make I close eyes picks answers sef … Me ?? 167??
“ Meanwhile, I will be teaching y ’ all how to make tea with Sniper by 9 pm live on Twitter. Tune in , ” he wrote .
Adegoke told PUNCH Metro that the victim was in a stable condition .
He said , “ We are at the state hospital where we were transferred to . If we don’ t see improvement , we will move him to a private hospital . He is currently receiving treatment and in a stable condition . ”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi , said he was not aware of the incident .
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