May 23, 2018

Nigerian university student commits suicide

Nigerian university student commits suicide

A final year student of Agricultural Engineering at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, has committed suicide. Tobechukwu Okeke’s body was found on Sunday morning dangling from a rope in his room at Odenigwe, a community in Nsukka, Enugu State. A neighbour close to the family said the deceased left a note behind where he apologised to his family.

The neighbour, who did not want to be named, quoted the note as stating: “Mother, Father, brother, I’m sorry. Ify, may your children never suffer. Uncle Mathias, you gave me all. I am sorry. Death calls. Linguistic department, I am sorry. Okeke Tobechukwu S. 2012/185649.”

One of the deceased’s colleagues, who also did not want to be named, said he was given an electrical wiring job to do at the Department of Linguistics in the university, because of his expertise in electrical works. Read more

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