29-Year-Old Student Commits Suicide By Drinking Poisoned Yogurt In Kebbi

A 29-year student of Waziri Umaru Federal Polytechnic, Birnin-Kebbi, and
resident of Badariya area identified as Solomon Benedict, has committed
suicide over his financial plight.

Our correspondent gathered
that Benedict allegedly mixed some substances believed to be insecticide
with yogurt and drank it. His friends were unable to rescue until his
condition became worse.

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Speaking with newsmen on Tuesday, one of
his friends explained that “we noticed he was no longer at ease. He was
holding his tummy and we later learnt that he pour some insecticide into
his drink. He died before we could stop him.”

It was revealed that the boy died as his friends were rushing him to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.

A
female friend of the deceased in Jega town, who also spoke under
condition of anonymity stated that “for some time now, he had been
telling me he would kill himself if his financial situation did not
improve. But I never believed he meant it. I remember whenever he
visited me at Jega, he always lamented over his financial predicament
and I would give him some money to transport himself back to Birnin
Kebbi and thereafter he would tell me he would kill himself one day if
his situation failed to improve.

“I was shocked when a friend called me from Sokoto that Solomon had killed himself.”

Kebbi
State Police Command Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Nafiu
Abubakar, confirmed the incident to newsmen on Tuesday via telephone.

He said: “Yes, we are aware of the incident. The boy was 29 years old. He committed suicide at Badariya area of Birnin Kebbi.”

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