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18-year-old FUTO student commits suicide

A first-year student of Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), Imo State has been found dead in an apparent suicide.

The student identified as Daniel Uchenna Nwafor of the Department of Chemistry was found dangling on a rope in his lodge at Umuchima in the Ihiagwa area of Owerri, the state capital, on Tuesday, February 23.

Sources said that the 18-year-old recently returned to the lodge with his mother, who stayed with him for some days before leaving. Two days after her departure, Nwafor who was said to be unwell and in pain, was found dead. He left a suicide note for his mother.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the institution, Uche Nwaelue, said “Somebody brought the picture to me though I have not visited the scene but I wonder why an 18-year-old person would take his life,”

The spokesperson of the state police command, Orlando Ikeokwu, who also confirmed the incident, said Nwafor’s body has been taken to the mortuary. “I can confirm the report to be true. It happened and the body has been taken to the mortuary.”Ikeokwu said.

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