A 300 level UNIBEN student commits suicide after her boyfriend allegedly broke her heart.
300 level University of Benin, UNIBEN student, studying Medical Laboratory Science has reportedly committed suicide in Ekosodin.
The student identified as Christabel Buoro dropped a suicide note that read;
My boyfriend broke my heart
Christabel is said to have drank sniper insecticide in a bid to take her own life. Her corpse has reportedly been taken from her apartment to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) morgue.
UPDATE: Miss Buoro’s death contrary to report was not as a result of heartbreak as preliminary investigation also proved that her death note had stated two ladies (names withheld) responsible for her death, Igbere TV stated.
Spokesman for the University of Benin, Mr. Michael Osasuyi, confirmed the development. He however said he was yet to be officially briefed about the incident.
“It is unfortunate that we lost one of our students. We sympathize with the deceased family most especially the MLS department,” Osasuyi added.
A police source said investigation into the incident had begun, adding that the deceased family would want their privacy respected “for now.”
“The two ladies (whose names were listed in the suicide note) have been invited for questioning, they are currently in our custody, that is all I can tell you for now,” the police source said, adding, “her (the deceased) family wouldn’t want any detail in public now until investigation had been concluded.”
A friend of the deceased, who did not want her name in print due to the nature of the incident, allegedly said the late student had attempted suicide after she was reportedly raped in 100-level.
She said, “I can boldly say her death has nothing to do with heartbreak. Christy has been secretly dealing with depression, she doesn’t talk she is the secretive type. But she had once attempted suicide in 100-level by taking overdose paracetamol after she was ‘raped’.”
The increased rate of suicide in the country is alarming and one of the most used substance is the popular sniper insecticide. This has led to NAFDAC deciding to regular the insecticide. This comes after calls and appeals by Nigerian for the product to be banned. The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), is considering modifying the container of popular insecticide, Sniper, the Director General of the agency, Prof. Christiana Adeyeye disclosed.
Some of the recently reported incidents with the abuse of the deadly substance includes that of a 400-level student of the Department of English and Literary Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Chukwuemeka Akachi. There was another case of a pastor in a popular Pentecostal church who recently committed suicide after consuming the deadly substance.