This is another sad news from the growing list of suicide stories in Nigeria. A 100 level student of Employee Relations and Human Resource Management of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) Ayibiri Ayomide, has committed suicide by drinking sniper insecticide after her roommates had shamed her publicly for finding missing items in her bags.
The items which were said to have been missing in their room in Amina hostel, included make up and clothes. They were found scattered in three different bags belonging to Ayobiri. Her room mates were said to have disgraced her publicly after the discovery. Ayobiri’s mother who is a staff of Unilag came to the hostel the next day to settle the matter. According to reports, she paid N2000 said to be the value of the makeup and decided to take her daughter home. But as she left with her daughter, Ayobiri’s roommates called her disgraceful names, shaming her publicly. At home that day, Ayobiri took sniper insecticide after her mother had returned to work. Her mother returned and saw her in a terribly critical state. Ayobiri pointed to the sniper bottle she drank from and her mother gave her palm oil to no avail. Her mother took her to Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH). Ayobiri died shortly after.
This is the most trending story in the social media at the moment. Sad news. It was alleged that Ayobiri apparently took sniper insecticide because she could not bear the shame. I bet the roommates and those who shamed her publicly never knew it would end this way. Tongues are still wagging as to the controversial nature of the incident and the need for authorities of Unilag and security agencies to look into the matter.