Monday, 21 March 2016

3rd-year University of Lagos student dies after drinking Sniper fumigant

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A 300-level microbiology student of the University of Lagos, Jacob Eniola, has died after allegedly consuming a poisonous substance known as sniper.
The victim was said to have been rushed to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, where he gave up the ghost on Sunday.
It is, however, unclear why the victim took the poison.
It was gathered that the management of the school had already launched an investigation into the case.
He reportedly took the poison on Saturday evening.

Friends of the deceased have also started pouring encomiums on the late student, whom they described as gentle and easygoing.

Kunle Adegunoye, a former student leader, in a post on his Facebook page, said he was surprised to hear about the incident.
He  wrote:

Jacob Eniola's Candle flickered, and went out.

March 2014 was the first time I saw him stroll towards the entrance of the iconic room 113, Biobaku Hall of Residence, bright, confident, enthusiastic and likeable.

Unlike Jesus voyage to Jerusalem today, his was not quite triumphant. Like most freshmen, it takes the intervention of a stale student, Lateef Zabuur Olawale to get him a bedspace in the hostel.

Young, naive and ready to learn, he became the toast of everyone in the room. Hardly can a minute pass without Enny, as fondly called, ease smiles out of us. He made us sit up and do research with his brilliant, though unending arguments. He taught us what strict adherence to tenets and laws of of Cherubim and Seraphim denomination entails as he was very meticulous with Bible study, garment sanctity and handling of his holy sword made of wood.

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 Jacob, 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.