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Unizik Student Commits Suicide, Allegedly Over Tuition Hike

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A 200-level male student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra State has reportedly committed suicide over alleged hike in school fees.

The deceased, a native of the Isuikwuato Local Government Area of Abia State, was said to be studying Industrial Physics.

His body was reportedly found dangling inside one of the hostel blocks on campus.

A source who preferred anonymity said, “The deceased locked himself inside the room for days and was sobbing for inability to pay a new regime of school fees introduced by management.

The source added, “When the door was broken, he was seen dangling with a rope round his neck.”

Another source which described the deceased as a quiet and calm student,said he never showed any sign of depression before the incident.

The Chief Security Officer of the Institution, Ken Chukwura, said the deceased’s roommates had been invited for questioning while investigation had commenced.

He called on the students to go about their activities without fear as the situation had be put under control.

A combined team of school security, the Nigeria Police Force and top principal officers of the institution were present before the corpse was evacuated to the mortuary.

Police Public Relations Officer, Ikenga Tochukwu, described the incident as unfortunate, adding that investigations had commenced.

The students of the institution had recently protested for five days over hike in tuition. The management later sliced the fees after a meeting with the Students Union Government of the university.

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