OAU student commits suicide over poor grades 

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Mercy Afolaranmi, a student of Obafemi Awolowo University has committed suicide over poor grades.

According to report, Mercy who was a 100 level student of Microbiology in the prestigious university took an easy way out on Thursday after performing badly the previous semester.


Bimbe Oni, a neighbor to the deceased said Mercy took rat poison popularly known as sniper mixed with battery extract out of emotional pressure.

Aisha, Miss Mercy’s colleague in the Faculty of Science, said the deceased had ‘E’ in CHM101 (Chemistry for first year students), a reportedly dreaded course for year one students in the science and technology related faculties.

She disclosed, “Mercy often isolated herself in class and looked depressed. She told me she had ‘E’ in CHM101 and has been going around unhappy before this incident.”


Confirming the incident, the Chief Security Officer of the university, Babatunde Oyatokun, said, “We got a call that one of our students took poison. We got to hospital to realise that she mixed rat poison. She gave us the contact of her parents but before they arrived, she already gave up due to the effect of the poison she took,” 

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