The Ondo state police command on Thursday said the case of,Feranmi Fasunle a 200 level student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, AAUA, who committed suicide on Wednesday will not be investigated because it has not been officially reported to any of the police stations in the state.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Tee-Leo Ikoro, while sympathising with the bereaved family, said no official report had been made about the incident to the command.
He said, “If you attempt suicide, that is an offence; we will look for you, arrest and prosecute you. If you commit suicide, it is not an offence, because there is no one to be arrested, except it is discovered that the suicide was induced by another person.
“We sympathise with her parents, who have suffered this much to send her to school, and at 200-level when they were hoping that she would soon come out in flying colours, she killed herself. For whatever reasons, she made a very wrong decision and she ended it that way.
“I do not think they reported the matter to the police. I have not heard from any police station that a formal report was made.
I only heard about it on social media and I have gone through all the stations that are supposed to give the information and none of them have given such a report.”
It was gathered that the 200-level student of the Department of Political Science consumed the insecticide on Wednesday in her room and was later rushed to the school’s health centre, where she was referred to the Federal Medical Centre, Owo, where she passed away on Thursday.