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 due to high tuition fee.
According to source, the deceased, who lived outside campus, was found hanged on a ceiling fan in his room at about 8.40pm.
Southern City News reported 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.
He was said to have complained to his friends about the high tuition fees. He did not have money to pay and 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.”
He said investigation into the actual cause of the student’s death has started.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the incident, disclosing that the corpse of the victim had been deposited in a morgue for autopsy.