A 23-year-old student of Auchi Polytechnic simply identified as Solomon has committed suicide.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the National Diploma (ND) 1 student of Public Administration was found dangling from the ceiling of his room on Friday night.
He was said to have left a terse suicide note behind.
According to a source who pleaded anonymity, he instructed that his mobile phone be given to one Sandra whom he begged for forgiveness in the suicide note.
The source said that Sandra was his girlfriend and that they were course mates.
“Solomon was in class on Friday and left for home after class. We only came home later in the evening to find him dangling from the ceiling of his room.
“He was a very quiet boy who took his academics very serious. He doesn’t go out and never showed any sign of depression whatsoever,’’ the source said.
The polytechnic spokesman, Mr Mustapha Oshiobugie, who confirmed the incident, said he was yet to be briefed on the details.
The Auchi Polytechnic student suicide incident came as the Police in Edo also on Saturday said that they rescued five victims of abduction and arrested two suspects in connection with the crime committed on Friday.
Police Spokesman, SP Bello Kontongs, said in a press statement that arms and ammunitions were recovered from the suspects.
He said the operatives acted on a tip off that suspected kidnappers, accosted a vehicle conveying a corpse from Lagos to Imo on the Benin-Lagos bypass, and they kidnapped three occupants of the vehicle.
“On receipt of the information, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Egba Division, SP John Emmanuel, mobilised operatives and the local vigilance group for immediate bush-combing.
“They advanced into the nearby Ute Forest and after hours of bush-combing, they came across the suspected kidnappers who opened fire on them.
“The operatives engaged the suspects in a gun duel which made the latter to abandon the victims.