A 200-level student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State has reportedly, committed suicide. It was gathered that the incident occurred on Friday.
The deceased, it was further gathered , hailed from Isuikwuato Local Government Area of Abia State and was said to be studying Industrial Physics.
The Nation gathered 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 and 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 sign of depression before the incident.
Reacting, Chief Security Officer of the Institution, Mr Ken Chukwura, said the deceased’s roommates have 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.
When contacted, the Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, Ikenga Tochukwu, confirmed the incident
He described it as unfortunate, adding investigations were ongoing.
The Nation learnt that combined team of school security, the Nigerian Police and top principal officers of the institution were on ground before the corpse was evacuated to the mortuary.