A female student of the University of Ilorin, Sanni Hameedat has committed suicide after she lent the sum of N500,000 to her boyfriend, who disappeared and cut communications with her.
Hameedat, 20, was said to have met the unnamed boyfriend on social media app l, Snapchat.
The deceased who was undergoing her SIWES programme before the incident happened, was confirmed dead at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH).
It was alleged Hameedat went into depression and eventually committed suicide following the pressure from the app agents , who demanded quick repayment along with her brother’s inability to support her financially.
“The cause of Suicide was traced to financial misappropriation. She was entrusted with a significant sum of money by her mother. She crossed paths with a guy on Snapchat and developed a friendship.
“When the boy claimed that his mother was battling breast cancer and urgently needed N500,000, the compassionate and emotional lady decided to help him by lending him half of the N1 million she held for her mother. And the boy promised to repay the borrowed money.
“However, when her mother needed the money back, the boy abruptly cut off all up all contact, blocking her. This left her deeply troubled and in order for her to make up the missing N500,000, she resorted to borrowing money from various apps,” the hospital management was quoted as saying.
As a result, Hameedat obtained N450,000 from the loan apps, adding her savings of N50,000 to make up the borrowed N500,000.
The management further contended that the previous night, she was said to have consumed a bottle of pesticide known as Sniper, and that her roommate (name withheld), who had gone to bed early, woke up in the middle of the night to find her in distress, while she was foaming from her mouth and also vomiting.
“Alarmed, the roommate sought help, and she was rushed to UITH before being declared dead,” the statement concluded.