A 400-level female student, Rukayat Shittu, at Kwara State University in Malete, located in the Moro Local Government Area of the state, has allegedly taken her own life due to concerns about her academic performance.
According to The PUNCH on Sunday, her colleagues said the deceased committed suicide ahead of her upcoming exams by ingesting insecticide.
Shittu was said to have been pronounced dead on arrival at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital where she was rushed to for treatment.
It was gathered that she was first taken to the school clinic before she was later referred to the teaching hospital to save her life.
Also, a staff member who was part of the medical team that attended to her at UITH but did not want her name in print said that the student was brought in dead.
“Her colleagues said she was having issues with her academic status in school. She later informed her colleagues when she started feeling the pain that she had ingested insecticide,” she said.
A resident who witnessed her Janazah at the Muslim cemetery, Osere, Ilorin, told our correspondent that the deceased was buried at the facility by family members and employees of the students affairs unit of KWASU.
When contacted, KWASU’s Director of University Relations, Dr Saeedat Aliyu, in a text message, said that she was not aware of the death of the student.
“I am not yet aware of the information on the death of any of our students. But I will find out and get back to you as soon as those who should give the information confirm it,” Aliyu said.
In another development, Commonwealth Games bronze medalist and National 100m champion, Favour Ashe has been arrested by Auburn police on multiple counts of theft and fraud in the US.
According to www.wtvm.com, Auburn police received a theft report on February 4, 2024 when a victim reported that multiple items were stolen from a purse near the 100 block of West Magnolia Avenue.
Ashe, 21, is specifically being charged with four counts of fraudulent use of a debit/credit card and two counts of theft of property third degree.
A credit card was among the items stolen, and the victim discovered several fraudulent charges were made using the stolen card.
Ashe has been transported to the Lee County Jail and held on a $9,000 bond.
Ashe was among the quartet that won a bronze medal for Nigeria in the 4x400m at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. He was a national 100-meter champion in 2022.
He moved to the University of Tennessee in 2022 before transferring to Auburn University Alabama at the end of the season.
Ashe becomes the latest Nigerian athlete to be indicted in fraud scandals in the US.
In 2022, two Nigerian athletes , Enmmanuel Ineh and Toluwani Adebakin, were convicted by the US attorney’s office of the Southern district of Mississippi for their part in a complex fraud scheme.
Adebakin and Ineh faced a possible 10-year jail term after they pleaded guilty to “violations of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1957, for engaging in monetary transactions in property derived from specified unlawful activities, collectively sending tens of thousands of illicitly obtained proceeds to fraudsters in Nigeria as part of a larger mail fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering conspiracy.”Follow us on social media:
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