A 400 level student of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), Elijah Jude Anuoluwapo has reportedly committed suicide.
It’s said that this is Elijah’s third attempt at taking his own life and unfortunately he succeeded this time.
According to report, the 26-year-old died on died on Thursday morning, August 26th, at the hospital where he was rushed to by his colleagues for medical attention.
It was gathered that the deceased consumed illicit drug substances.
Close friends of the deceased noted that he was a very brilliant student and his reason for attempting suicide multiple times was over alleged rejection by members of his immediate family after the death of his mother.
“His father had abandoned his mother since she was carrying Jude’s pregnancy which later led to his mother’s death out of depression.
“Jude was a very brilliant student and even one of the very best with mastery of languages in the whole of the university campus. Many of us pleaded with him and even referred him to the school counselling unit after the second unsuccessful attempt which was about three weeks ago.
“It came to our surprise that he later proceeded with another attempt around 8:15 pm Wednesday evening. We actually tried to save his life as usual, but to no avail, as he finally gave up the ghost earlier today in the hospital. If he didn’t die, he should have been one of the very best writers of the next generation.” Elijah’s friend told Tribune