A final year Agricultural Economics student of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) was found dead in his off-campus hostel on Sunday.
The late Tobechukwu Okeke allegedly committed suicide over financial challenges. No suicide note was found in his room, but his mates told The Nation that the late Tobechukwu had lately expressed frustration over financial challenges.
His department was quiet Monday, following the news. His mates were seen standing in groups, discussing the incident in hush tones. There was no lecture held for the final year students, because of the incident.
Elizabeth Agwu, the deceased’s classmates, described him “easy-going and hardworking student”.
She said: “He was popular in the department, because people saw him as a nice guy. He made people laugh and he was one of the best players in the department’s and faculty’s football teams.”
The Nation learnt that late Tobechukwu was absent for lecture for two weeks, a development that left his colleagues wondering what could be happening, because he was said to have been attending lectures regularly.
Elizabeth said: “Last week, Tobechukwu called one of our classmates to beg them for money. We don’t know the reason he committed suicide, because he was doing very well in his studies.”
The Nation gathered that the body was evacuated from the room by a group of men and taken away in a Sienna saloon car at 7:30pm on Sunday.
When contacted, the university’s Public Relations Officer, Chief Okwun Omeaku, asked our reporter to send text message to him. But, he did not reply to The Nation’s text message at press time