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300-level FUTA Student Commits Suicide



300-level FUTA Student Commits Suicide

The lifeless body of a 300-level student of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA, was on Saturday found dangling from the ceiling in his room.

The deceased student, Joseph Olona, was said to have committed suicide at his off-campus lodge situated within Aule axis, Akure, the Ondo State capital.

Although the reason for the suicide is unknown, it was alleged that the Industrial Design student was depressed due to financial problems.

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Oasis Magazine gathered that his close friends discovered his body in the early hours of Saturday after his door was pulled down when he did not respond to calls and knocks on his door.

It was gathered that the buckets with which he aided the act was discovered in the room.

It was discovered that the Facebook page of the deceased, who used to make self-initiated designer wears with the brand name “Tart Angle”, contained posts on suicidal thoughts, with most of them also containing messages seeking financial help for his business.

A post he made on his Facebook page on October 8, 2022, read, “Suicide kinda answers all, it’s the only thing that listens and trusts You when You left all to yourself. Good night and Goodbye.”

However, the leadership of the Students union, in statement signed by the President of the Student union, Jesunifemi Asoore, said “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 Jan 2023.

“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 300 level 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, care about you and the feelings you may be experiencing.

Confirming the incident as a case of suicide, the police spokesperson in the state, SP Funmi Odunlami, disclosed that an investigation had begun to unravel the reasons behind his action.

She added that “His body had been taken to the morgue.”

The university authority was yet to make an official statement as at last night.


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