A 300-level student of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Ondo State, Oluwapelumi Joseph Olona has committed suicide.
The industrial design student hanged himself in his room at an off-campus guesthouse in the Aule district of Akure city using buckets.
His body was found in the early hours of Saturday, January 21, after his close friends forced his room door open.
According to sources, his friends were uneasy when he failed to answer his phone calls and refused to open the door despite repeated knocks at his door.
“Upon gaining entry, his body was discovered hanging with the buckets used to aid his legs.” the source revealed.
Although the reason for his action was not yet known, students in the area where he resided suggested that it may be related to his struggles with depression and money problems.
The event was verified in a statement by Jesunifemi Asoore, president of the students’ union, FUTASU.
“It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we inform you of the death of our colleague and friend, Olona Joseph Oluwapelumi, popular known as Tart Angle. who passed away on Sat 21st Jan2023.According to the report, His death was confirmed in the early hour of Saturday 21st of January 2023. The deceased, identified as Olona Joseph a 300L student from the department of Industrial Design was reported to have committed suicide by hanging himself in the early hour of today.
I know we are all saddened by his death, and we’re sending our condolences to his family and friends. Death can be difficult for us to understand, especially when it is sudden. Many of us may be confronted with a variety of emotions, which might include shock, sadness and confusion. We want to assure you that we, the Students Union Government, care about you and the feelings that you may be experiencing.” he wrote.
Spokesperson of the State Police Command,Funmi Odunlami, also confirmed the death in a statement.
“His body had been taken to the morgue, and investigation has started to unravel the reasons behind his action, but it was a case of suicide,” he said.