An employee of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) identified as Sunday Meshioye has committed suicide by drinking the poisonous insecticide popularly known as Sniper after reportedly facing a disciplinary panel set up to investigate an incident he was involved in.
The deceased had been dragged to face the university’s disciplinary panel after the institution’s bus he was driving got burnt.
It was gathered that Meshioye took the deadly insecticide on Wednesday evening a day after facing the disciplinary panel set up to investigate the incident on Tuesday September 10.
The UNILAG employee was rushed to the university’s health centre before being transferred to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) in Idi Araba, Mushin area where he passed on.
He is survived by a wife and three children.
Lagos State police spokesman, Bala Elkana, who confirmed the incident, noted that the matter has not been officially reported to the police. “Although there is no official report to the police on the incident, but the deceased is a driver in Sociology department of UNILAG. He is not a lecturer, but we are still waiting for them to report the matter.” The university was yet to react to the incident yesterday evening