A 16-year old Microbiology student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Mercy Afolaranmi has reportedly committed suicide because of poor grades.

According to Premium Times, the student took ‘Sniper’ few days after she wrote on Facebook that she wanted to see God’s face and speak with him face to face.

The Institution’s Chief Security Officer, Babatunde Oyatokun has confirmed the incident.

Oyatokun said, “we got a call that one of our students took poison. We got to the hospital to realise that she mixed rat poison. She gave us the contact of her parents but before they arrived, she already gave up due to the effect of the poison she took,”

Fellow students and neighbours also attested that the teenager killed herself because of poor grades.

Below is the screenshot of her recent post on Facebook where she said she wanted to see the face of God.

According to reports, her neighbour, Bimpe Oni said the deceased who lived off-campus at Sabo area of Ile-Ife, died on Thursday after she took “rat poison mixed with battery extract.”

A student, simply identified as Aisha told Premium Times that the girl was depressed because she had an E in Chemistry.

“Mercy often isolated herself in class and looked depressed. She told me she had ‘E’ in CHM101 and has been going around unhappy before this incident.” 

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