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.”
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
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
“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.
“When she returned to the office, she began to complain of a chest pain
and, in no time, she lost her consciousness. She was then rushed to the
“But the problem was beyond the university
clinic and she was taken to AKTH (Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital) and that
was where she died,” said the source.
Immediately after the incidence occurred, the news went round the campuses and sent the faculty into a state of shock.
Daily Trust gathered that by the time that the news of her death
filtered out, the empty container of the Sniper, her handbag,
registration forms, bank payment receipts and phone charger were
discovered by some students under the staircase.
registration forms contained her name, registration number
(Edu/12/LIS/00195), mode of entry, which is Direct Entry (DE), date of
birth (01/01/1970), local government of origin (Etsako East local
government) and her state of origin, Edo State.
The forms also contained her home address (Yelwa Television, Kaduna), her marital status, (single) and her next of kin.
Philomena Umoru was stated as her mother’s name. She resides in the same area in Kaduna.
The student’s payment form of N29, 000 in the First Bank of Nigeria,
Kuje branch, also contained her phone number and email address.
On the top of the form and at its bottom, a hand writing indicating: “Library & Information Science LIS4205,” was seen.
At the back of one of the two forms, the student wrote a message that
read: “I will not apply for course suspension. My academic is all I live
for. If I can’t get it right, fuck existing.”
Daily Trust learnt that a similar message was found in her room outside the campus.