Obafemi Awolowo University Mourns Tragic Suicide of Promising 100-Level Student

Obafemi Awolowo University Mourns Tragic Suicide of Promising 100-Level Student

…By Larry John for TDPel Media. Salako Treasure, a 100-level student at Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Osun State, tragically took her own life by consuming a substance believed to be sniper.


Her lifeless body was discovered in an uncompleted building in the Lagere area of the town, with a bottle of sniper found beside her.

The University’s Response

Abiodun Olarewaju, the Public Relations Officer of the University, expressed deep sorrow over the loss of the promising young lady.

He acknowledged that although the incident occurred off-campus, it is nonetheless disheartening for the institution to lose a student in such circumstances.

Olarewaju urged Nigerians to be vigilant and supportive of one another, emphasizing the importance of seeking help for individuals facing emotional and psychological challenges.

Depression and the Need for Support

According to reports, it is believed that Salako Treasure had been battling depression, and those close to her were aware of her struggles.

The university spokesperson highlighted the importance of referring individuals in need to appropriate support systems and professional help for psychological and emotional issues.


The tragic loss serves as a reminder that it is crucial for society to be attentive to one another’s well-being.

Police Involvement and Investigation

The Osun Police Command Spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the incident and stated that the student’s body has been evacuated and taken to the University teaching hospital.

The police have initiated an investigation to determine the circumstances surrounding her death.


The suicide of Salako Treasure, a young and promising student, has left the Obafemi Awolowo University community in shock.

Her tragic death sheds light on the importance of addressing mental health concerns and providing support to individuals in distress.

The university and the police are actively involved in the case to determine the factors that contributed to this devastating loss.

It is a somber reminder of the need for increased awareness and assistance for those facing emotional and psychological challenges.

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