A student of the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State, Samuel Adegoke, on Monday reportedly ended it after losing his fees and that of his friend to online b£tting.
It was gathered that the deceased reportedly used his school fee to play an online betting on Friday but lost. Adegoke, who was a National Diploma II student of Electrical Electronic Engineering, reportedly ended it all on Monday, when his colleagues were preparing for their first semester examinations.
According to reports, he swindled his friend who shared a room with him by getting his password and used his fee to play and also lost. It was gathered that the school had warned that no student would be allowed to take an exam without completing their registration.
Adegoke was reportedly rushed to the school clinic where he was later referred to a specialist hospital outside the school in Ilaro before he was pronounced d£ad.
Confirming the incident, Deputy Registrar, Public Relations Department of the school, Sola Abiala, said the school quickly referred him to a specialist hospital to save his life, but he was pronounced dead shortly after he was admitted to the hospital. He revealed that it was detected at the specialist hospital that the late student took a ch£mical s¥bstance.
“We have a policy here that any student that does not pay school fees will not write examinations. He realized that he and his friend would not write the exam, that was why he ended it all.
We sent for his parents and briefed them. His father told us that his late son did the same last session and he had to send money to him to pay the fees . He said if he had known about the latest one, he would have paid for it,” Abiala said.