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Suspected Suicide: OAU Mourns 100-Level Student, Police Begin Probe

Treasure had been declared missing for some days before her body was found on Wednesday, June 14, in an uncompleted building in Lagere area of Ile-Ife.


A photo combination of the late Treasure Salako and the OAU main gate

 

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) has described the untimely death of a 100-level student, Treasure Salako, as a huge loss to the citadel of higher learning.

The institution’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Abiodun Olanrewaju, said this when contacted, via a phone call, on Friday.

He explained that the school management and the university community were disheartened by the ugly incident that led to the demise of the student.

According to Olanrewaju, the university under the leadership of the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Simeon Bamire, is deeply pained and sympathises with other students, especially the parent who lost a young lady with a bright future.

Bamire used the opportunity to appeal to all Nigerians that no condition or academic frustration should make anyone take his or her life.

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Treasure had been declared missing for some days before her body was found on Wednesday, June 14, in an uncompleted building in Lagere area of Ile-Ife.

A bottle of pesticide was found beside her body and that led to the suspicion that she had committed suicide.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in the State, Yemisi Opalola, said the police had begun an investigation into the matter.

She added that the corpse had been evacuated and taken to the morgue of the OAU Teaching Hospital Complex, Ile-Ife.