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UNILAG driver commits suicide by drinking sniper

A driver Mr Sunday Meshioye with the University of Lagos UNILAG has committed suited by drinking a pesticide identified as a sniper.

A statement by the Institution Principal Assistant Registrar, Communication Unit, Mrs Taiwo Oloyede says Meshioye was received as an emergency case at the medical centre of the university on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, where it was reported that he had ingested the pesticide, sniper.

According to the statement “He was administered first aid treatment before being conveyed in an ambulance to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi Araba.

It further says that before his unfortunate demise, he had been scheduled for a session with the counselling unit of the university, after reported cases of attempted suicide.

“On Tuesday, September 10, 2019, the deceased appeared before a Panel of Inquiry set up in accordance with the extant rules of the university to investigate the cause of the fire that gutted the bus in his custody. His painful decision to end his life came even before the panel had concluded its investigations, as the panel had only sat once,” the statement stated.

Meshioye was a Transport Supervisor attached to the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences.

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