Polytechnic student commits suicide over ‘financial misfortune’
A 29-year-old student of Waziri Umaru Federal Polytechnic, Birnin Kebbi, has committed suicide for what he described as his ‘financial misfortune’.
The late student, whose name was given as Solomon Benedict, was said have mixed insecticide with yogurt and drank it.
One of his friends said; “We noticed he was no longer uncomfortable. He was holding his tummy and we discovered he poured a portion of insecticide into his drink.”
The late Benedict was said to have threatened to take his own life many times because of the financial difficulties he claimed he was passing through daily but his friends said they never took him seriously.
The Kebbi State Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Nafiu Abubakar confirmed the incident.
“Yes, we are aware of the incident. He committed suicide at Badariya area of Birnin Kebbi.”