A 29-year-old student of Nwafor-Orizu College of Education, Nsugbe, in the Anambra East Local Government Area, Philip Chinedu, has reportedly committed suicide over alleged high tuition fee.
The deceased, who lived off-campus, was found hanged on a ceiling fan in his room at about 8.40pm. Southern City News gathered that the deceased, who was a native of Eziowelle in the Idemili North Local Government Area of the state, was a 200 level student of the institution.
The incident, it was learnt, had caused panic among both students and teachers of the school, who had yet to come to terms with the incident.
He was said to have complained to his friends about the high tuition fees which he is unable to pay as the deadline for payment was fast approaching.
“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,” a fellow student said.
Confirming the incident, the state police command spokesperson, Haruna 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.”
Mohammed added that the case was being investigated to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident.