UNN student commits suicide over inability to graduate since 2016

A 25-year-old final year Religion and Culture student of University of Nigeria Nsukka has committed suicide by drinking a poisonous substance. .

Samuel Elias took the drastic step on Monday, June 17, 2018, around 5.30pm at their Justina Eze Street, Nsukka residence in Enugu State.

According to his mom, Mrs Kate Elias, who is staff of off the institution, she discovered that the mood of her first child was bad when she got home from work on the said day.

She said he was staggering when he went to collect a bottle of coke from the fridge. “I followed him immediately to his room and started talking to him but he could not respond. When I looked closely, his teeth had tightened up. .

As I looked around, I saw an empty sniper bottle. At this point, I raised alarm and my other children rushed to the room and we tried to give him red oil, but his tightened teeth would not allow the oil to enter his mouth.

We immediately rushed him to Faith foundation Hospital, Nsukka, where we were referred to Bishop Shanahan Hospital, Nsukka. Samuel died in Bishop Shanahan Hospital. .

The mother-of-seven said he could have died of depression, noting that he had been lamenting of his inability to graduate from UNN since 2016, because of his final year project. .

She also revealed that her son had not been happy about how his late father’s family had abandoned them since his death. “Whenever he complained of these things, I usually advised him to trust God who is capable of solving every problem,” she added.