Osuolale Olamide, a recent graduate from the Department of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has tragically ended his own life. On Tuesday, he ingested a lethal dose of sniper in a hostel within the town.
The exact reason for his decision is still unknown, but sources indicate that he was suffering from depression.
The Ife University Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Students Association confirmed his death in a statement released on Wednesday, signed by their President, Babatunde Junior, and General Secretary, Ogunjobi Faith.
The statement reads:
“It is with immense sadness and sorrow that we, IFUTSA, share the news of the sudden passing of our dear alumnus, Osuolale Olamide Aderemi. The loss of a promising alumnus of our association is profoundly felt by all. Although he inducted just few months ago, it is truly heartbreaking to learn of his untimely and tragic death by suicide.”
“Words cannot express the shock and grief we feel at this untimely loss. To his family and friends, we offer our deepest condolences and support during this incredibly difficult time. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.”
“In this difficult time, let us come together to remember his contributions, achievements, and the positive impact he had on those around him and the association.”
“While we may not understand the reasons behind this tragedy, we want to re-emphasize that support is always available. Mental health is a complex and challenging aspect of life, and it is a reminder of the importance of empathy, understanding, and support within our association”
“If you or someone you know is struggling with an issue, please don’t hesitate to seek help. There are resources available, both within our university and beyond, to provide support during challenging times,”
“Our thoughts and sympathies are with Aderemi’s family and friends as they navigate this painful period of grief. May Osuolale Olamide Aderemi rest in peace.”