An undergraduate student at the Joseph Sarwuan Tarkaa University, Makurdi, Benue State, has allegedly committed suicide over family challenges.
According to reports, the dead, Ogbonna Shedrach, from a divorced marriage, opted to end it all by hanging over the hardships of a broken family.
He’s said to have challenged his father days before the event over his refusal to give him N50,000 to cover certain urgent expenses.
The Public Relations Officer of the school’s students union, Comrade Zaki Christian, confirmed the death of the 200-level student in a statement on Sunday, April 24.
“We have confirmed details and death of Ogbona Shedrach aged 20, a 200L Student of our Varsity in the department of Biochemistry. According to family, Late Ogbona Shedrach comes from a divorced marriage and until death faced challenges associated with the fate of a broken home
“Sequel to his death, Ogbona had confronted his father to release a token of 50,000 to assist him settle pressing needs, a conversation that took place repeatedly and angered him to succumb to SUICIDE BY HANGING after his father’s refusal to release the said amount.
“As a students Union we have only become privy of this story on the premise of his death. We regret deeply this ugly menace and are reposed to kindly charge our Students to embrace whatever pains of life as occasioned to them by default, speak out where necessary but Never succumb to SUICIDE, MURDER OR CRIME. It’s with deliberacy that I unraveled the condition of his death to whereas enable you learn rightly
“Be thus aware that; Death is only a ticket to the world where life is lived forever! Question is where? Our Condolences!” The statement read.