"This girl (Mercy) made liquid soap for sales; she did that on Tuesday.

"She knew how acidic the constituents of soap is, she could have killed herself with that. Why stressing herself to the extent of getting batteries and rat killers?"

Timothy Afolaranmi, the brother of a late undergraduate student of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State, Mercy Afolaranmi, has faulted reports that his sister committed suicide.

He says that 16-year-old Mercy was a devout Christian who would never take her own life, claiming that she was murdered.

The 100 level student of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, allegedly took rat poison last Thursday after she had E in CHM 101, a compulsory course.

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She was said to have been rushed to a hospital in the area where she was confirmed dead.

He asked security agencies to quiz the victim’s roommate with whom he claimed she had a disagreement before her death.

"She was due to have a seminar presentation in Ekiti on Thursday or so…she had her presentation all jotted out; why will she disturb herself and write out her presentation when she knew she wanted to die?"

Timothy said although the family had accepted its fate, he believes she was killed.

The Osun State Commissioner of Police, Fimihan Adeoye, said the command is investigating the case.


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