200L student hangs himself over alleged hike in school fees

Mouthpiece NGR reports that a 200-level student of department of Industrial Physics, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State allegedly terminated his life inside one of the hostel rooms on Friday, August 20.

His lifeless body was reportedly found inside one of the hostel blocks dangling with a rope around his neck.

The deceased hailed form Isuikwuato Local Government Area of Abia State.

According to an eyewitness, “The deceased locked himself inside his room for days and was crying for inability to pay the new school fees introduced recently by the school management.

“When the door was broken, he was seen dangling with rope around his neck.”

Another source who described the deceased as a quiet and calm student, added that he never showed any sign of depression before the incident.

Reacting to this development, the Chief Security Officer of the Institution, Ken Chukwura, said the deceased’s roommates have been invited for further questioning while investigation had commenced. 

He however called on the students to go about their activities without fear as the situation was under control.

Also confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the Anambra State Police command, Ikenga Tochukwu, described it as unfortunate, adding that an investigation had commenced.

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