The Enugu State Police Command has begun investigation into the alleged suicide of a student of the University of Nigeria, UNN, Nsukka, Chukwuemeka Ugwuoke.
According to the command’s spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu, in a statement on Saturday, the state Commissioner of Police Mr Sulaiman Balarabe, ordered the investigation.
According to the statement, the alleged suicide took place on May 13, adding that the commissioner of police has directed the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department of the command to unravel the mystery behind the suicide incident.
Amaraizu also disclosed that late Ugwuoke, 21, was a student of English and Literary Studies of UNN, and 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 and allegedly drank two bottles of substance suspected to be “sniper’’ insecticide.
“It was however gathered that shortly after allegedly consuming the substance, he called his friends on phone that he had done it and his friends, rushing promptly to the scene, discovered him gasping for breath.
“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.
Ugwuoke was alleged to have attempted suicide on four other occasions before the last one that turned fatal.
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