Aisha Ibrahim Isa, a 17-year-old SS II student of Modibbo Aldama Girls Arabic Secondary School, Maruda, Sokoto attempted suicide to avoid being paraded at the school assembly ground over an alleged theft of N2,000.
Aisha was hospitalized, Monday at the Murtala Mohammed Hospital, Sokoto, after she allegedly ate torch light battery in an attempt to take her own life and has vowed never to return to the school even after she is discharged, even if the school authorities exonerated her from the allegation.
The SS 2 student who feels the alleged theft leveled against her has put her reputation to jeopardy, shame and discredited her person, told News Telegraph that she was being interrogated and threatened along with three other students by the school authority on allegation of a N2000 theft.
She took time to explain herself and swore that she was never involved in theft or took what was never hers in her life.
Isa, who was in tears, narrated the ordeal and shame she was forced to experience in the cause of the interrogation especially by the school’s disciplinary and Students Affairs Committee.
According to her: “On Sunday night, I borrowed a torch light from one of my hostel mates with the intention to use it to light the toilet but removed one of the batteries, grinded and mixed it with water and drank it with the aim of committing suicide just to bring to end to my life over the allegation.”
She explained that she decided to kill herself by taking the battery poison on Sunday night as the school authority resolved to parade her in front of the school students during the congregational school assembly, the next day, a Monday.
She further described the alleged theft levelled against her as painful and unfortunate. Aisha stated that other two students confessed they stole the money at the Dr. Kulu hostel.
Principal of the School, Hajiya Shafa’u Musa, who avoided further comments on the issue, said the school authority was making effort to ensure discipline, improve academic performances and conducive environment for both the students and the staff of the school.