Final Year UNN Student Commits Suicide In Nsukka Enugu Over Inability To Graduate Since 2016
A student of the University of Nigeria Nsukka has ended his own life.
The final year student identified as 25-year-old Samuel Elias took his own life on Monday the 17th of June 2019 around 5:30pm in his family house at Justina Eze st. in Nsukka.
According to NAN, the mother of the deceased, Kate Elias who works at the University discovered her first son wasn’t well on the night he died of suicide.
Here is how NAN is reporting the unfortunate incident.
“she came back from work on that fateful day and discovered that the mood of her first child was bad and he was staggering when he came to collect a bottle of coke from the fridge
“I followed him immediately to his room and started talking to him but he could not respond and when I looked closely, I discovered that his teeth had tightened up.
“As I looked around, I saw an empty sniper bottle; at this point I raised alarm and my other children rushed to the room and we tried to give him red oil but his tightened teeth did not allow the oil to enter his mouth,” she said.
According to her, we immediately rushed him to Faith Foundation Hospital, Nsukka and were later referred to Bishop Shanahan Hospital, Nsukka, where he eventually died.
The mother of seven said her son could have died of depression, noting that he had been lamenting of his inability to graduate from UNN because of his final year project which had been holding him.
She said also the son had not been happy how his late father’s family had abandoned them since their father died.
“I know two things he usually complained, his inability to graduate from UNN since 2016 because of the project that he has not finished as his classmates have all gone for their National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
“Also, how his father’s family in Ihechiowa in Arochukwu Local Government of Abia Dtate abandoned them and their mother since their father died.
“Whenever he complained of these things, I usually advised him to trust God who is capable of solving every problem.
“I do not know why he will go to this extent of committing suicide, I have seven children and he was my first child.
“It is still like a dream to me that my first son and first child has died,” she said in tears.