Final Year Student ‘Prince’ Commits Suicide Over Loss of Lover

A final year student of Isaac Jasper Boro College of Education, Sagbama in Bayelsa State, simply identified as Prince, has committed suicide because he lost his lover to another fellow student.

The Prince who is an indigene of Kaiama community, in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of the state was said to have taken a bottle of insecticide popularly known as ‘sniper’ to take his own life on Wednesday.

It was learnt that the insecticide damaged his lungs and his intestines.

We also gathered that the deceased is said to have been buried in his hometown, Kaiama, the same day.

Nanakumo Tony, his close friend, reacting to his death, said he was shocked when he heard about the incident, noting that he spoke with the deceased three (3) days ago.

He said, “I still find it difficult to believe the news that Prince is dead. Both of us spoke three days ago. I even shook hands with him. In fact, this is a painful death.

“Prince, why did you choose this path? May God have Mercy on your soul. The said girl is also a final year student from the same school, who hails from Ogbia LGA of Bayelsa.”

The incident is coming two (2) months after a student from Niger Delta University, Amassoma, Ayuba Daniel, also committed suicide by drinking the same substance, insecticide.

Daniel was said to have committed suicide after he realised that he had many carry-overs in his courses.

When contacted, Asinim Butswat, the spokesman for the Bayelsa State Police Command, said he was not aware of the incident yet.

Butswat, however, promised to get back to our correspondent after contacting the Divisional Police Officer of Sagbama. But as of the time of filing this report, the police spokesman had yet to give us a feedback.

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