Two students of Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED) Ijagun in Ogun State have died after they allegedly took a poisonous substance known as sniper.
The identities of the deceased are still unknown. According to witnesses, the unfortunate duo died on Sunday night in a private hostel off campus.
The female student, a 200 level student of Library and Information Science department, TASUED, had gone to visit the male student in his room. She purportedly decided to spent the night there as she didn’t return to her hostel that evening.
Her concerned roommate decided to check on her at male’s hostel only to discover their dead bodies on arrival.
Upon discovery, the lady had died but the male student was still unconscious.
The remains of the lady was deposited at the state owned hospital, Ijebu-Ode while the unconscious male student was taken to Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital(OOUTH), Sagamu.
While efforts were made to save the male student, his father insisted on transferring him to the emergency ward of the Babcock University Teaching Hospital, Ilisan, Ogun State.
It was later learnt that the male student had passed on by Monday morning.
Public Relations Officer of the TASUED, Mrs. Odubela Ayotunde, confirmed the death of the female student and commiserated with the family.
She said: “We are just trying to do some cross – checking. So, it is the lady is the one that died in the male’s hostel in the night.
“We learnt that the guy by the time the neighbours raised the alarm, they picked the two of them, the guy was in an unconscious state but the lady was already dead.
”They rushed both to the University health centre and then to general hospital Ijebu – Ode where the corpse of the lady was deposited while the guy was rushed to OOUTH but it was learnt that his father expressed the rights to take his son to the Babcock University hospital and he was obliged.
“So, the male student is still on admission at the hospital. The incident didn’t take place at the TASUED’s hostel. It happened in private hostel in Ijagun town, the neighbouring host community.
“We commiserate with the family of the deceased while we await report of what actually transpired.”