The Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr. Sulaiman Balarabe, has ordered investigations into alleged suicide of a University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, student, Chukwuemeka Ugwuoke.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amaraizu, said this in a statement made available to News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Enugu on Saturday.
The PPRO said the alleged suicide incident happened in the early hours of May 13.
According to him, the commissioner directed the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, CIID, of the Command to unravel the mystery behind the suicide incident.
Amaraizu said Ugwuoke, 21, who was a student of English and Literary Studies of UNN, hailed from Amodoloro Umuabor village in Eha Alumona community in Nsukka Local Government Area of the state.
“The deceased allegedly set off in the early hours of May 13 to an uncompleted building within the school axis and allegedly drank two bottles of substance suspected to be “snipper’’ insecticide.
“It was, however, gathered that shortly after allegedly consuming the substance, he called his friends on phone that he has done it and his friends, rushing promptly to the scene, discovered him gasping for breath and life.
“He was, however, rushed to UNN Medical Centre for medical attention and was subsequently referred to University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku Ozalla, and there, he was confirmed dead by a doctor on duty,’’ he said.
According to him, further information revealed that the deceased had attempted suicide three times before finally taking his life “as he is said to be allegedly suffering from depression.”