A 29-year-old student, identified as Philip Chinedu, of Nwafor-Orizu College of Education, Nsugbe, in Anambra East Local Government Area, has reportedly committed suicide over his inability to pay school fees.
According to the Punch, the deceased who was a 200-level student of the college, was found dead on Thursday at about 8.40pm in his apartment outside the school campus.
His friend, who pleaded anonymity, said Chinedu had complained about the high tuition fees which he doesn’t know how he’ll pay as the deadline for payment was close.
The friend said, “No suicide note was found on him, but I think he was sad recently over his inability to meet up with payment of school fees and such sundry issues.’’
Confirming the incident, the police public relations officer, Haruna Mohammed, stated that men of the command arrived at the scene immediately they got the news of the suicide.
Mohammed said, “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.
“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.”