A student of the Department of Chemistry, Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) has killed himself.
It was gathered that the 100-Level student identified as Daniel Nwafor committed suicide by hanging.
The student killed himself on Tuesday in his lodge at Umuchima, Ihiagwa in Owerri West Council Area of Imo State.
Sources said that the late Daniel returned back to the lodge with his mother about seven days ago and he took his life two days after his mum left the residence.
It was also gathered the deceased was initially facing some health challenges and going through pains.
It was learnt that he left a note for his mother which was later taken into police custody.
Reacting, the varsity’s Public Relations Officer, Uche Nwaelue, confirmed that the deceased was a first year student of the institution and wondered why an 18- year- old would take his life.
“Somebody brought the picture to me though I have not visited the scene but I wonder why a 18year old person would take his life, this is an end time,” she said.
Also, confirming the report, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Orlando Ikeokwu SP, said that the deceased 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,” he said.
However, there are reports that he might have been murdered.