UNILORIN Female Student ‘Commits Suicide’ Over N500,000 Debt

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A 300 Level Microbiology student of the University of Ilorin, Kwara State, Hameeda Sanni, has committed suicide over N500,000 indebtedness.

It was gathered that the 20-year-old student took her own life by drinking an insecticide called Sniper.

It was gathered that Hameeda became indebted to loan sharks after her online boyfriend scammed her to the tune of N500,000.

Sources in the victim’s hostel facility located on the university campus said that Hameedah took her own life on Monday, following persistent harassment from the loan sharks she was indebted to.

“Hameeda’s room mates reportedly saw her writhing in pain, in her bed, early hours on Monday after she had taken sniper,” a source told Newsmen in Ilorin on Wednesday.

The source added that the hostel porter along with others quickly mobilised to get urgent medical attention for her but was pronounced ‘Brought In Dead’ on getting to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH).

“She had threatened to commit suicide since last week when operators of the loan apps resorted to sending demeaning text messages to her, her friends and relations, and also her parents.

“She first enmeshed in debt around April 2023 when she was said to record outstanding loans from the apps in the region of N270,000. At that point, her parents and siblings had got involved with the siblings offsetting her indebtedness even without the knowledge of her parents.

“Hameedah reportedly told her dad then that she had borrowed the money to stake in online sport betting apps and that she lost all the money.

“Recently again, it was discovered that Late Hameedah could not account for a sum of money said to be over N400,000 kept in her care by her mother. Hameedah had said that she lent out the money to a friend whose mother is being treated for cancer at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife, Osun State.

“Upon the assertion, her family were said to have asked Hameedah for the identity of the borrower, a request to which she replied that she had lost contact with the borrower who had since disappeared into thin air.

“On Sunday, her siblings were said to have asked her to produce the transaction receipt by which she used to transfer money to the borrower, a request she hadn’t conveniently responded to until the time of her death,” the source stated.

When contacted, the spokesman of Kwara State Police Command, Okasanmi Ajayi, requested for some time to gather information on the incident from the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Tanke area of the Ilorin metropolis.


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