It is indeed painful how a student of Unilorin will lose such a huge sum of money and also die in the process.

The tale speaks to the alarming rate of online scam, a situation becoming really disturbing. 


It is even more disturbing that this menace is not looking like one that will end soon. There is a rising number of social media apps and its users constituting mostly the younger generation.

How an individual would hide behind his or her keypads and hatch methods of ripping others off their hard-earned money with no remorse is so heart-wrenching.


Scam On Snapchat 

A 20-year-old student at the University of Ilorin (Unilorin), Hameedat Sanni, reportedly committed suicide after lending a boy she met on the social media platform, Snapchat, the sum of ₦500,000.

In a statement made on Wednesday by Rubiks, the private hostel management she resided before her demise, Hameedat was undergoing her SIWES programme before the incident happened.


“The cause of suicide was traced to financial misappropriation. She was entrusted with a significant sum of money by her mother.

“She crossed paths with a guy on Snapchat and developed a friendship.

“When the boy claimed that his mother was battling breast cancer and urgently needed ₦500,000, the compassionate and emotional lady decided to help him by lending him half of the ₦1 million she held for her mother. And the boy promised to repay the borrowed money.

“However, when her mother needed the money back, the boy abruptly cut off all contact, blocking her.


“This left her deeply troubled and in order for her to make up the missing ₦500,000, she resorted to borrowing money from various apps.”

Unilorin Loses A Student 

In a bid not to disappoint her mother, Hameedat, therefore, managed to gather ₦450,000 from the loan apps, adding her savings of ₦50,000 to make up the borrowed ₦500,000.


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The management further maintained that she was reported to have ingested a bottle of pesticide popularly known as Sniper the previous night, and her roommate (name withheld), who had retired to bed early, woke up in the middle of the night to discover her in distress while she was foaming from her mouth and also vomiting.

“Alarmed, the roommate sought help, and she was rushed to UITH before being declared dead,” the statement concluded.


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