A 300-level microbiology student of the University of Lagos, Jacob Eniola is dead. Eniola died after allegedly consuming a poisonous substance, sniper. He was said to have been rushed to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, where he gave up the ghost on Sunday. The university authority has since begun an investigation into the case, but it is unclear why Eniola poisoned himself.
Meanwhile, a former student leader Kunle Adegunoye, in a post on his Facebook page, said: “March 2014 was the first time I saw him strolling towards the entrance of the iconic room 113, Biobaku Hall of residence, bright, confident, enthusiastic and likeable. Young, naive and ready to learn, he became the toast of everyone in the room. Hardly can a minute pass without Enny, as he was fondly called, ease smiles out of us. He made us sit up and do research with his brilliant, though unending arguments.
“From Chinedu Hova Egwunye, Asaolu Oluwagbemiga Oluwadamilola, Olatuyi Olawole, Modiu Olaguro to Kunle Adegunoye he became our favorite even before we knew it. It was therefore surprising and heart-rending when we heard yesterday that “an Akokite, Eniola James, a 300 level student of the department of Microbiology has been reported to have attempted committing suicide by consuming sniper. He is currently in Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) and his family has been contacted. The reason for his action remains unknown but rather than criticise,let’s all pray for him. #prayforEniola”.
“And just this morning, it was confirmed that we lost him. It’s hard to understand why he would have taken his own life, but I know in my heart that he has found the peace he could not find in life. God has a plan for him, no matter how hard it is for us to see. I am grateful to have known him and he will always be remembered as the sweet, gentle, fun Enny . My thoughts and prayers are with him and with his family at this sad time. We can only pray God to give the University community, his friends and families the fortitude to bear the loss. Good night Jacob Eniola.”