A Student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra State, has reportedly committed suicide over his inability to pay the new school fees recently increased by the institution.
It was gathered that the deceased, a native of the Isuikwuato Local Government Area of Abia State, was a 200 level Industrial Physics student.
His body was reportedly found dangling inside one of the hostel blocks on campus.
A source who preferred anonymity said, “The deceased locked himself inside the room for days and was sobbing over his inability to pay the new regime of school fees introduced by the management,” adding, “when the door was broken, he was seen dangling with a rope around his neck.”
Another source, who described the deceased as a quiet and calm student, said he never showed any signs of depression before the incident.
The Chief Security Officer of the institution, Ken Chukwura, revealed that the deceased’s roommates had been invited for questioning while investigations had commenced.
Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, Ikenga Tochukwu, who confirmed the sad incident described it t as unfortunate, adding that investigations had commenced.
It would be recalled that the students of the institution had recently protested for five days over a hike in tuition. This had prompted the school management to later slash the fees after a meeting with the Students’ Union Government of the university.