The high cost of school fees in the country has taken its toll on a 200-level student who decided to take his own life.
The 29-year-old student of Nwafor-Orizu College of Education, Nsugbe, in the Anambra East Local Government Area, Philip Chinedu, reportedly committed suicide over his iniability to pay his tuition fee.
[penci_blockquote style=”style-2″ align=”none” author=””]”One Obinna Joseph, a student of the College of Education Nsugbe, reported that on same date at about 8pm, he returned to his hostel, which is off-campus at Nsugbe and found his roommate hanged dead on the ceiling fan inside the room. [/penci_blockquote]
Sources close to the victim, said Phillip was found at about 8.40pm in his room outside campus. He was said to have complained to his friends about the high tuition fees which he was unable to pay as the deadline for payment was fast approaching.
The source said; “No suicide note was found on him, but I think he was somewhat sad recently over his inability to meet up with payment of school fees and such sundry issues,” .
Confirming the incident, the state police command spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, stated that another student reported the incident to them.
”One Obinna Joseph, a student of the College of Education Nsugbe, reported that on same date at about 8pm, he returned to his hostel, which is off-campus at Nsugbe and found his roommate hanged dead on the ceiling fan inside the room.
[penci_related_posts taxonomies=”undefined” title=”Online Related Posts” background=”” border=”” thumbright=”no” number=”4″ style=”grid” align=”none” displayby=”recent_posts” orderby=”random”]“Upon the receipt of the complaint, the scene was visited by police detectives attached to the 3.3 Division led by the DPO, CSP Sunday Irek, and the victim was taken to Apex Hospital, where he was confirmed dead by a medical doctor.”
Mohammed said investigation into the actual cause of the student’s death was going.