UNIBEN fi­nal-year stu­dent com­mits sui­cide

Sunday Trust - - NEWS - From Us­man A. Bello, Benin

A fi­nal-year stu­dent of the Univer­sity of Benin, Edo State, sim­ply iden­ti­fied as Adam, re­port­edly com­mit­ted sui­cide on Thurs­day.

It was gath­ered that the deceased, a 500level stu­dent of the Depart­ment of Com­puter En­gi­neer­ing, was found dan­gling from the roof of his room at Ekosodin Com­mu­nity in Ovia North-East Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Area of the state.

Be­fore his death, Adams was said to have vis­ited his depart­ment in the evening to sub­mit an as­sign­ment af­ter which he went back home.

It was also gath­ered that some of his friends tried to con­tact him with­out suc­cess and then con­tacted his fam­ily.

The in­sti­tu­tion’s Pub­lic Re­la­tions Of­fi­cer, Michael Osasuyi, who con­firmed the in­ci­dent, said the stu­dent’s death came as a sur­prise to the univer­sity com­mu­nity.

“His father came to see him and that was how it was dis­cov­ered that he hung him­self. The in­for­ma­tion that got to us was that he was a bright stu­dent, a first-class ma­te­rial,” he said.

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