Kebbi Poly Student Commits Suicide Over Financial Woes (Photo)

Tragedy struck at Waziri Umaru Federal Polytechnic, Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State, after a student of the institution identified as Solomon Benedict committed suicide over his financial plight.

 

It was gathered that the 29-year-old student died after taking a mixture of a poisonous substance and yoghurt at his residence.

 

According to one of his friends, they noticed he was no longer at ease and was holding his tummy. He said they later learnt that he poured some insecticide into his drink.

 

It was revealed that Benedict died as his friends were rushing him to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.

 

A female friend of the deceased also revealed that for some time now, he had been telling her he would kill himself if his financial situation did not improve.

 

“But I never believed he meant it. I remember whenever he visited me, he always lamented over his financial predicament and I would give him some money to transport himself back to Birnin Kebbi and thereafter he would tell me he would kill himself one day if his situation failed to improve,” she said.

 

The Author

Chinenye Nwabueze

He is a Senior Lecturer in a Nigerian University.

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  1. Chinweuba Tobechi

    who ever told these pple that suicide is the only solution to depression… we need to start thinking and relating our problems to pple, friend , it helps a lot..

    may his soul rest in peace.

  2. Okeke Cynthia Chinecherem

    Nawa o…this guy could have exercised patience…haba! persin no get moni today no mean say,persin no go get tomoro…no condition dey permanent…life na jejee o…but, come to think of it, suicide is never the best option.

  3. Peter Blessing Chinaza 2016054097

    Na wa ooo. lack of money does not mean the end of life na, i see no reason as to why he took his life. Suicide is never an option, so say no to it.

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