A 100-level student of the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Hikmat Gbadamosi, has allegedly committed suicide.
Gbadamosi, a student of the Chemical Engineering Department, was alleged to have consumed two bottles of insecticide, Sniper, on Saturday.
She was found dead in her room on Monday.PUNCH Metro learnt that the victim, who was the assistant course representative of students at her level, had missed a test on Monday.
Some of her course mates, who were apprehensive about her whereabouts, went to look for her at her lodge in the Aluu area of Rivers State.Her bloated remains were reportedly discovered, as the case was reported to the police.
Some friends of the victim, while citing a video clip of Gbadamosi that surfaced on the Internet after her death, claimed that she suffered from depression.
The video, seen by one of our correspondents, showed the undergraduate in tears while filming herself.
She said, “…it worsens every time and I don’t know who to call.”
A 100-level student of the Faculty of Engineering, UNIPORT, who identified herself only as Esther, said the deceased was always withdrawn, adding that she also barred friends from visiting her in her lodge.
She said, “Olaitan (Gbadamosi) was not talking to people before she died. I would say she was withdrawn; I thought her behaviour was due to her social status because she came from a wealthy family.