200 Level Varsity Student Commit Suicide

A 27-year-old  student of the Federal University Otuoke (FUO) Bayelsa State, Arikekpar Lucky, has committed suicide.

Lucky, a 200-level of department of History and Diplomacy was said to have committed suicide to escape being labelled as a failure in academics by members of his family.

The deceased was a one-time aspirant of the Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) Student Representative, Central Zone.

He took his life in the early hours of Monday.

The 27-years-old student who hails from Otuakeme, Ogbia Local Government Area, hung himself with a rope tied to a ceiling fan after locking the door and windows, behind him.

Sources in the university community, who preferred anonymity, said that this is not the first time the deceased had attempted to take his life, saying he had made such attempts twice last year.

It was gathered that Lucky decided to kill himself following his family tagging him as a failure in life.

A source said, “that his family always complain that he spends too much effort, time and money on Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) politics rather than facing his studies.”

Spokesperson of the Bayelsa State Police Command, Asinim Butswat, confirmed the incident.

He stated that no official report had been made at the command headquarters yet.

He promised to get across to the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Kolo Police Station, in the area.