A 27-year-old student of Federal University Otuoke (FUO), Arikekpar Lucky has reportedly taken his own life.
According to Nigerian Tribune, the 200-level student of History and Diplomacy allegedly committed suicide to escape being tagged as a failure in academics by members of his family.
The deceased, a one-time aspirant of the Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) Student Representative, Central Zone, took his life at the wee hours of Monday.
It was further gathered that 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 prefered 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 the student of History and Diplomacy at the Faculty of Humanity and Social Sciences, decided to kill himself following his family tagging him as a failure in life.
Our source said: “His family is always complaining that he spends too much effort, time and money on Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) politics rather than facing his studies.”
Arikekpar, it was learnt, left a suicide note expressing frustrations with the pressure from his relative, saying they left him with no option than to kill himself for peace to reign.