A Second year student at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka in Anambra reportedly committed suicide due to an alleged increase in school fees.
The deceased is said to be studying industrial physics, hails from Isuikwuato LGA of Abia state.
His body was reportedly found hanging in one of the campus apartment blocks.
A source who did not want to be named said: “The deceased locked himself in his room for days and cried because he could not pay for the new school fees introduced by the school administration,” he added. “When the door was broken he was seen dangling with a rope around his neck”.
Another source, describing the deceased as a quiet student, said he never showed any signs of depression prior to the incident.
The institution’s Chief security officer, Ken Chukwura, said the deceased’s roommate had been called in for questioning when the investigation began.
To confirm the incident, Police Public Relations Officer Ikenga Tochuku described the incident as sad and added that investigation is ongoing.
Students at the institute recently protested for five days against rising tuition fees. Management then reduced the fees after meeting with the SUG of the university.