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200-level UNIZIK student commits suicide over increase in school fees

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A 200-level male student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK), Awka, Anambra State has reportedly committed suicide, Tribune Online gathered.

The deceased, a native of Isuikwuato Local Government Area of Abia State was said to be studying Industrial Physics.

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

An eyewitness who preferred anonymity said, “The deceased locked himself inside the room for days and was sobbing for inability to pay a new regime of school fees introduced recently by University Authority.

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

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

Reacting, Chief Security Officer of the Institution, Mr Ken Chukwura said the deceased’s roommates had 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.

Confirming the incident, Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga described the incident as unfortunate, adding that investigations were ongoing.

A combined team of school security, the Nigerian Police and top principal officers of the institution were on the ground before the corpse was evacuated to the mortuary.

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