Authorities of the University of Benin have confirmed the death of a final-year student of the University simply identified as Adam, through suicide.
Adams who was a 500-level student of the Department of Computer Engineering, was found dangling from the roof of his room at Ekosodin Community in Ovia North-East Local Government Area of the state on Thursday.
Before his death, Adams was said to have visited his department in the evening to submit an assignment after which he went back home. Some of his friends tried to contact him without success and then went to his house. They contacted his relatives who broke the door of his home and found his dangling corpse.
The institution’s Public Relations Officer, Michael Osasuyi, who confirmed the incident, said the student’s death came as a surprise to the university community.
“His father came to see him and that was how it was discovered that he hung himself. The information that got to us was that he was a bright student, a first-class material,” he said
The schoold said the remainsof the deceased have been deposited in the University’s morgue.