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.