A 300-Level Microbiology student of the University of Ilorin, Kwara State, Hameeda Sanni, has committed suicide over N500,000 indebtedness.
It was gathered that the 20-year- old student, who took her own life by drinking sniper, was reported to have been to loan apps after her Facebook boyfriend had scammed her to the tune of N500,000 .
Sources in the victim’s hostel facility located on the university campus said that Hameedah took her own life on Monday, following persistent harassment from the loan apps she was indebted to.
Hameeda’s room mates reportedly saw her writhing in pain in her bed in the early hours on Monday after she had taken sniper, and had to be rushed to the hospital for urgent medical attention, but was pronounced ‘Brought In Dead’ on getting to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH).
“She had threatened to commit suicide since last week when operators of the loan apps resorted to sending demeaning text messages to her, her friends and relations, and also her parents.
“She first enmeshed in debt around April 2023 when she was said to have outstanding loans from the apps in the region of N270,000. At that point, her parents and siblings had got involved with the siblings offsetting her indebtedness even without the knowledge of her parents.
“Hameedah reportedly told her dad then, that she had borrowed the money to stake in online sport betting apps and that she lost all the money.
When contacted,the spokesman of Kwara State Police Command, SP Okasanmi Ajayi, requested for some time to gather information on the incident from the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Tanke area of the metropolis.