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Top college student poisons himself to death after being dumped by his girlfriend

By Mason White 11:18 AM March 7, 2014
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By: Aarav Sen
A bright college student is dead after swallowing poison because he was dumped by his girlfriend, police in Nigeria said.

Osun State Police said that a 400 level student of the Obafemi Awolowo University, committed suicide this week.

The lifeless body of Ige Dipo, who was known for his academic ability, was found in his apartment with a white substance oozing from his mouth. Police said that the student left behind a suicide note saying: “Father, when reading this, I will be gone.”

According to the initial police investigation, the student was depressed after a woman he met last year and had been funding his education for more than eight months, dumped him. The woman said that she broke up with her boyfriend because he came from a poor family.

Last month, Qiniso Mqadi,16, of South Africa, committed suicide a day after she was accused of shoplifting at the KwaMashu Shopping Centre, north of Durban.

The girl’s aunt, Bonisiwe Mqadi, 32, said that her niece came home crying and humiliated after she was accused of stealing a bar of chocolate. “She came home traumatized. She said that the guards treated her like a thief,” Mqadi said.

“She was humiliated when security guards yelled at her in front of staff and customers,” she added.

The next day, the family went to work, leaving the girl behind so she can get ready for school. However, when her mother Stella came home, she found her daughter’s body hanging in the bathroom.

Her mother also found a suicide note in which she wrote that she loved her parents and would miss them. She also made reference to the store which shamed her.

The victim’s family went to the store and demanded to see the surveillance cameras. The family claimed that they saw footage of the girl placing a bar of chocolate in her shopping cart.

“They just assumed that she wanted to steal it,” Stella Mqadi said. Police have launched an investigation into the incident.

A spokesperson for the store said they were still in the process of investigating the matter. The spokesperson also said that the security guards interrogated the girl after they believed that she was trying to hide the chocolate bar in her clothes.