A first-year student of the Department of Chemistry, Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), identified as Daniel Uchenna Nwafor was found dead in an apparent suicide in his apartment.
He was found dangling on a rope in his lodge at Umuchima in the Ihiagwa area of Owerri, the state capital, on Tuesday, February 23.
According to reports, the student had recently returned to the lodge with his mother, who stayed with him for some days before leaving. Two days after her departure, Nwafor who was said to be unwell and in pain was found dead. He left a suicide note for his mother.
The Imo state police spokesperson, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the incident, saying Nwafor’s body has been taken to the mortuary.