Adejunwon Emmanuel Olatunji, the suspended President of Students’ Union of Federal Polytechnic Ilaro, Ogun State, Saturday, dropped a suicide note on his Facebook page.
Adejunwon was arrested last February allegedly during initiation of new members and was subsequently paraded by the police at the Police Headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta where he denied even been a member of the cult group.
He rather claimed that the group was trying to initiate him when he was on his way to his Church on a Sunday.
He has since been arraigned in court where he pleaded not guilty to the offence brought against him.
But in a post, Saturday on his Facebook page, the suspended SUG President lamented that he has been abandoned to his fate alleging that there was no one to speak for him.
He said is offence for the arrest was standing against the management of the school on issues of hike in school and accommodation fees.
He however warned that no one should morn him after his demise.
He wrote, “Glory be to God for this probably the last breathe in my nostrils, no matter how fainting it may seem. More importantly, this may be the last thing I write since my hope to write statement of accounts, proffer economic solutions to the Nigeria financial problems has been dashed and shattered by the powers that be. I accepted to study Banking and Finance to fulfill my dreams but all I live to write now is suicide note.
“I was arrested on the 9th of February, 2020 and got transferred to the Nigeria Police Force Headquarter, Eleweran, Ogun State. I was detained for 144 hours before being charged to court finally on the 17th of February, 2020.
“It’s being 114 days now since my case got adjourned, and to my utmost dismay, no individual or group has done anything to revamp my hope.
“They say if you are silent in the days of adversity, you have taken the side of the oppressor. Now the question is, “Who is raising a voice in my favour?”
“Is it a crime to stand against the annihilation of the management against the students that gave me a mandate to defend their interest?
“Is it a crime for me to object the hike in accommodation price in the interest of striving Nigeria students?
“Is it a crime for me to send a red signal to the management in their quest to increase school fees, while pointing them to other means of IGR to execute their projects?
“Let no one mourn me when I finally pass on into the luminary realm, for when I need the continued support of activists, comrades, stakeholders, and sane individuals in the society to make me sail this trying time, no one, I mean no one was seen.”
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Office of the Ogun State Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi said his threat to commit suicide is not the business of the police saying that he should rather defend himself in court rather than committing suicide.
Oyeyemi said he was only trying to whip up sentiment adding that whoever intends suicide will not even tell anybody.
He said, “That he wants to commit suicide is not the police business. It is none of business.
“He was arrested for alleged cultism, he has been charged to court and the case is still in court. So, if he says he is innocent, he should go and defend himself in court.
“Anybody that wants to kill himself doesn’t need to tell everybody about it.
“He is only trying to whip up sentiment, unnecessary sentiment at that. He has been charged to court, so let him prove innocence in court”.