Student kills himself over gambling loss
Samuel Adegoke, a student of the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State, has reportedly killed himself by taking a harmful substance after losing his tuition fees and those of his friend while gambling online.
According to reports, the deceased misused his school tuition to gamble online on Friday, which was unfortunate.
Adegoke, a National Diploma II student of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, allegedly committed suicide on Monday, when his colleagues were studying to write their first semester exam.
Adegoke was said to have defrauded his friend and roommate by using his fees to gamble after getting the friend’s password secretly.
In an attempt to save his life, the deceased was quickly taken to the school’s health care centre but was referred to a hospital outside of the school before he was declared dead.
Speaking on the incident, the school’s Deputy Registrar, Public Relations, Sola Abiola, said the school immediately referred him to a specialist hospital to save his life, but he was proclaimed dead shortly after he was entered.
Abiola said, “He died on Monday morning while the exam was about to start.”
He stated that the late student was found to have consumed a harmful substance.