A 22-year-old man, identified simply as Segun, is battling for his life at a general hospital in Ogun State after he drank insecticide, sniper.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the victim had scored 167 in the last Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations.
Segun, who was unhappy with his result, went onTwitter and expressed frustration at his repeated failure to secure admission into a tertiary institution despite several attempts.
He lamented that in 2015 when he sat the exam, he scored 189, adding that when he tried again in 2016, he scored 202.
The victim said when he attempted in 2017, he scored 233 and failed to get admission due to lack of funds.
He lamented that when he eventually got a sponsor, he could not get a good exam result in 2019.
In a tweet, he had informed his followers that he would go live on Twitter on Sunday, May 12, to show them how to take Sniper with tea.
“This thing go sweet o. You all should at least make this fun for me by 9pm please. Tune in and wish me luck,” he tweeted.
A clip, which has gone viral on the Internet, showed Segun pouring a bottle of Sniper into a cup purportedly containing tea.
The over five minute video showed as he took a spoon of the mixture, while reading live comments from his friends. A sombre music played in the background.
The 22-year-old could be seen leaving the room for a few seconds, before returning to continue reading the live comments, as he toyed with the poisoned cup.
Some Good Samaritans were reported to have run to the scene and rushed him to a private hospital, from where he was referred to the general hospital.
Segun, who took to his Twitter handle,@TweetsOfSHEGUN, on October 4, 2018, narrated how he lost his father at six and his mother had to cater to four children alone.
He said, “I graduated from secondary school in 2014. I went out to search for jobs. I found few unsuitable jobs, did them for a while, and later came across a pharmacy; I was employed.
“After a year, my mom asked, ‘Won’t you go to a tertiary institution?’ I said yes, I won’t go. She insisted; I asked her where we could get the funds. She said she would get a loan that I must go to school.
“So, from my savings I got a JAMB form in 2015. I requested time off work to register for JAMB, sat JAMB exam, and post-UTME also. I wrote JAMB exam and passed, passed post-UTME too, but I was not admitted. I tried again the following year. Same fate!
“Tried again the following year 2017, passed and got admitted for Medicine. I resigned from work, mom applied for a loan in more than three places and none was given to her. Why? The state government had bans on loans (if you are in Ogun State; you will know this to be true). She tried her best. Ultimatum for acceptance fee elapsed. My admission was withdrawn!”
A Twitter user, Pamilerin Adegoke, after reading the post, said he had decided to put Segun on a scholarship and he would pay all his university bills till he finished school.
However, Segun made a post on how he did not get a good result in the 2019 UTME, saying he would kill himself.
“It is now when people want to send me to school that I will score 167 in UTME? 167? LMFAO. Make I close eyes picks answers sef…Me?? 167??
“Meanwhile, I will be teaching y’all how to make tea with Sniper by 9pm live on Twitter. Tune in,” he wrote.
Adegoke told PUNCH Metro that the victim was in a stable condition.
He said, “We are at the state hospital where we were transferred to. If we don’t see improvement, we will move him to a private hospital. He is currently receiving treatment and in a stable condition.”
The punch – Oluwatobi Akindele
Adeleke Wins As Court Strikes Out Ineligibility Suit
Justice Obiora Egwuatu of a Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday struck out a suit seeking nullification of submission of name of Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke as the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in the recent July 16 election.
The judge struck down the suit on the ground that the plaintiff lacked locus standi to institute the case.
The plaintiff in the suit, Awoyemi Oluwatayo Lukman had dragged the Independent National Electoral Commission, PDP and Adeleke before the court seeking order to void and set aside the submission of Adeleke’s name to INEC on ground of alleged unlawful action.
The grouse of the plaintiff was that Adeleke’s name was hurriedly submitted by PDP on March 11 as against between March 14 to 18 as contained in the INEC guidelines.
Adeleke’s name having not been submitted within the period fixed by INEC, the plaintiff asked the court to declare the submission, illegal, unlawful, null and void and be set aside.
He claimed that INEC must be bound by its official guidelines and that anything done outside the guidelines is against the provisions of the Electoral Act 2022.
However, in his judgment, Justice Obiora Egwuatu struck out the suit on the ground that the said Awoyemi Oluwatayo Lukman lacked locus standi to have instituted the case.
Falconets Beat Canada 3-1, Set to Meet Holland in Quarter Final
Nigeria’s U-20 girls, Falconets, set a World Cup group stage perfect record for themselves after beating Canada 3-1 in Alajuela on Thursday morning to finish with a perfect nine points out of nine in Group C.
Head Coach, Chris Musa, said before the encounter that his girls would seek to win even as a quarter-final ticket was already in the bag, in order to sustain their winning mentality following hard-fought victories over France and Korea Republic.
That was exactly what the Falconets did.
Africa’s best team conceded their first goal of the competition in an accidental manner, following goalkeeper Omini Oyono’s poor management of a backpass from Jumoke Alani that granted Kala Novak a fortuitous goal in less than two minutes.
“It was great for us to come back from that setback, and also conceding first in the tournament. We showed character and spirit, and that would be huge for us going forward in the competition,” Musa said after the match.
Midfield impresario Esther Onyenezide, whose vicious curling shot earned all three points against Korea Republic to send the Falconets into the last eight on Monday morning, scored from the penalty spot in the 24th minute to pull the Falconets level. Defender Mia Pante had handled the ball from a Blessing Okpe shot in the box.
The Falconets looked composed and surefooted in the middle with the return of Deborah Abiodun, who sat out the encounter with the Koreans, and Chiamaka Okwuchukwu also played an inspired game after starting for the first time in the tournament. Her firm header from a Blessing Okpe cross in the 15th minute missed narrowly.
Onyenezide shot Nigeria ahead, also from the spot, in the 32nd minute minute, after Simi Awujo’s dangerous play against Mercy Idoko, as the latter went for a header from Rofiat Imuran’s inswinger, was penalised.
In the added time of first period, Idoko came close to scoring her first goal of the tournament, but her touch from another Imuran inswinger kissed the upright.
In the second half, the Falconets added pace and brilliant use of space to their game, and it was no surprise when Imuran, again with a visionary cross, set up substitute Chioma Olise for Nigeria’s third goal.
Their imperial campaign in the group stage earns the Falconets a quarter-final date with the Netherlands in Alajuela as from 1am on Monday (Nigeria time).
Supporters Throng Obasanjo’s Residence As Tinubu Visits Former President
Scores of supporters of the All Progressives Congress in Ogun State, Wednesday, stormed the residence of former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, in Abeokuta as the presidential candidate of the APC, Bola Tinubu visited the former President.
Tinubu arrived at the Penthouse of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Oke- Mosan, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, in his chopper at about 1:09pm in company of some party leaders.
He was received by Governor Dapo Abiodun, former Governor Gbenga Daniel, his predecessor, Segun Osoba, and other Ogun State government functionaries.
They have all gone into a meeting with the president.
The meeting was believed to be in connection with ambition of Tinubu in the coming elections.
Our correspondent reports that the duo had not been seen together since 2015 when he escorted the then APC candidate, the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to Obasanjo’s residence.
He was also at the 78th birthday of the former President held at Abeokuta in March, 2015.
The two of them have since kept their distances as Obasanjo withdrew his support for Buhari and the APC, which he supported to power by tearing his card as a member of the Peoples Democratic Party.