OOU Female Student Allegedly Dies by Suicide in Hotel Room; Questions Raised

One Adaeze Jaja, a 400-level female student of Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) in Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State in the South West Nigeria has been confirmed to have committed suicide by reportedly drinking sniper insecticide in a hotel room.

The 31-year-old lady was found lying unconscious and foaming in the mouth with an empty bottle of sniper beside her in a room in Be-Happy Hotel, PurpleWorld learnt.

Adaeze, according to a statement issued by the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Omolola Odutola, was found by a staff member of the hotel identified as Abebayo who immediately reported the incident to the Director of the hotel, Oduniyi Adelaja, in the early hours of January 27. 

The police spokesperson added the hotel Director, Adelaja reported the incident to the Divisional Police Officer, Ago-Iwoye Division, on January 27 at about 7:30am. 

Odutola stated that “The Director of Be-Happy Hotel in Ago-Iwoye, Oduniyi Adelaja, came to the police station and reported that at about 6 a. m. on the day, he received information from one Adebayo Israel, a staff member of the hotel.

“Israel said that Adaeze was found lying unconscious and foaming in the mouth on a freezer.

“An empty bottle of Sniper was found beside her, and she was immediately rushed to Best Care Hospital and later transferred to Love and Care Hospital in Ago-Iwoye, where she was confirmed dead.”

According to the police spokesperson, the scene of the incident was visited and the empty sniper bottle was recovered, adding that the body of the deceased female student had been taken to the OOU Teaching Hospital for an autopsy.

Odutola added that the police Divisional Crime Branch (DCB) had commenced an investigation into the case while the OOU management had been notified.

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