the Lagos State Polytechnic, Isolo campus, Damilola Adegoke, in
suspected suicide, has shocked her family and friends.
prompted the National Diploma 1 student of Business Administration to
commit suicide, saying she did not show any sign of being suicidal.
yourself, beat your own records every day, and aim for a better
tomorrow… Happy new week peeps,” Adegoke wrote on her Facebook wall on
Adegoke, who lived with her mother in the Masasa area of Lagos, took an
insecticide – Sniper – while her mother went out to plait her hair the
said that the mother found her gasping on the bed and rushed her to a
private hospital in the area, from where she was referred to another
hospital. She died on the way.
note was found in the apartment and there was no suspicious information
on her mobile phone or social media accounts.
on the telephone, said she had been using a strange slangs lately when
conversing with her. The woman stated that she didn’t want to go out
that Tuesday, but Adegoke persuaded her.
and we didn’t have any disagreement. She didn’t quarrel with anybody.
That morning, we both ate bread and stew. She said she would use the
remaining stew to prepare noodles later in the day. She lay on the bed,
pressing her phone while I had a nap on the tiles.
me be).’ She started using that slang recently. Her sister and I had
questioned her about it. We didn’t read any negative meaning to it. I
didn’t want to go out that day, she persuaded me so she could carry out
Adegoke was supp osed to go and tutor a boy in the neighbourhood that
day, but she shunned her when asked why she didn’t go.
her sleeping and tried to wake her up. That was when I discovered she
was in a coma. I smelled sniper in her mouth and raised the alarm. I
gave her palm oil and water while people joined me to take her to a
private hospital. She could not talk.
primary health centre in our community. She was confirmed dead on
arrival and we reported to the police. Nothing strange was found on her
mobile phone,” she added.
preparing to sit for second semester exams, noted that it was unusual of
Adegoke to absent herself from work, adding that she spoke with her on
the telephone around 7pm that day.
child, saying the daughter had promised to buy her a pair of earrings,
on June 3 as her birthday gift.
mate, Faith Omoh, said they spoke happily on the telephone a few hours
before the incident happened.
and she was cheerful. I was shocked when her mother told me she drank
snipper. Damilola (Adegoke) was friendly and likeable. We checked her
mobile phone and Whatsapp chats, we didn’t find any suspicious
Business Administration at LASPOTECH last year and our second semester
examination is about to start.”
Facebook, Damilola Ayanwale, wondered why she resorted to the act,
saying she had left behind unforgettable memories.
is worth taking your own life. She was hard working and highly
dedicated, but only her knows her personal pains and challenges…in fact,
nothing justifies taking poison. Farewell Damilola Adegoke, we will
remember you forever.”
wrote, “This girl could not have killed herself, proper investigation
should be carried out.”
Officer, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, had yet to reply to a text message
sent to him on the incident.