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So Sad… Babcock University Student Reportedly Commits Suicide



The deceased, Verishima Unokyur

An undergraduate Babcock student Verishima Unokyur has reportedly committed suicide. Nollywood actress Foluke Daramola‘s husband, Olukayode Salako disclosed this via his Facebook page saying:

So Sad! What must have made this boy to take his own life?! What?! He was from a very responsible and financially comfortable home. He was getting good care from his mother?! He was a very good brilliant and quiet boy, who had the best of education! Mrs Unokyur has been a very good woman to her children, who has committed everything she has to their full support.

See his post below

This is so sad. Our love and prayers are with his mother and family. May his soul rest in peace.

Source: Facebook| Olukayode Salako


  1. Agu

    January 5, 2017 at 11:02 am

    May be he is gay and ashamed of it and end up commiting suicide because over religious country like Nigeria is trying to convince people being gay is sin. Which is a complete lie. It,s totally normal for a man or a woman to be gay. If you’re gay and living in Nigeria and your reading this please stay happy you are normal nothing is wrong with you. let those religious freak worry about there self’s.

  2. Udegbunam Chukwudi

    January 5, 2017 at 11:03 am

    #RIP If only we would learn from these unfortunate events and not cover everything with religion. *sighs* Mental health issues no dey respect country, race, religion or whatever. ☹️☹️

    • Babe

      January 6, 2017 at 9:11 am

      This is the best response I have seen on this site in a very long while. Mental health situations can drive a young virile man to commit suicide because his own mind drove him to the edge.But in my dear country, we spritualise everything to the extent that signs of depressions are ignored . Schizophrenic tendencies are swept under religion even psychosis are called madness. Until we understand the mind and mental health problems , incidents like this will continue. It respects nothing

  3. Miss Pee

    January 5, 2017 at 11:06 am

    Pls enough of these sad deaths??? already, lost my secondary school classmate yesterday, my legs are so weak to carry me out

  4. Omo lara zion

    January 5, 2017 at 11:21 am

    @Agu, my though exactly, that was the only thing that came to my mind when I first saw the post on LIB this morning, May his soul RIP.

  5. ec

    January 5, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    oh Jesus. What was going through his mind. this is beyond sad.

  6. molarah

    January 5, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    Assuming that the suicide may have been due to mental health or shame over sexuality is kind of a stretch, and is not particularly helpful for the memory of this young man. Let’s not jump into conclusions. I wish BellaNaija had done a bit of investigative journalism to give better pointers as to what could have led to this unfortunate event. It’s not just for storytelling: its so that others can read and learn and prevent reoccurrence in any way they can. May God console his family.

  7. Asi

    January 5, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    Imagine this handsome guy is gone like that and our homosexual fans are already using opportunity to advocate for themselves and crucify anyother person who thinks otherwise. And I was. wondering if this is the only reason why our young minds would decide to take their lives. What about family pressure,failing their exams,getting dumped,performing below expectations?

  8. Tobi

    January 6, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    I knew this guy back then he used to do room checks in 100level… Chilled guy had no wahala with noboby… May his soul rest in peace. ??

  9. Hugo

    November 20, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    So much was talked about his mother.What about the father.The mother has questions to answer. Its not enough saying that the mother was too good to her children. Where is the father. Emotional torture can lead the guy into that.

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