A final year student of the University of Benin, Edo State was earlier reported to have committed suicide in his hostel on Thursday, 8th March 2018. The The management of the school has however confirmed the death of one of the student, simply identified as Adams.
The deceased was said to have been found dead in his room at Ekosodin community, in the Ovia North-East Local Government Area of the state.
He was said to be a 500-level student in the Department of Computer Engineering.
It was gathered that Adams had been sighted at his department where he submitted an assignment, before he returned to his hostel on Thursday.
Some of his friends were said to have suspected that something had gone wrong when they could not access his room while he was inside.
The door to the room was later forced open by his sister who was reported to have paid him a visit. That was when it dawned on his colleagues that Adams had committed suicide as his lifeless body was found dangling from the ceiling of his room.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Johnson Kokumo, could not be reached for comments as calls put across to his telephone were unanswered.
But the Public Relations Officer of the university, Michael Osasuyi, who confirmed the incident, said the institution received the report with surprise.
Osasuyi noted that the deceased was a first-class student.
“The 500-level computer engineering student was discovered in his room at Ekosodin. He hung himself. His relative came to see him and that was how it was discovered that he hung himself. The information that got to us was that he was a bright student, a first-class student.’’
Osasuyi urged students, no matter what they might be experiencing, to be bold enough to speak out.