Festac area of Lagos state was thrown into a state of confusion on Sunday, August 16, after Ugochukwu, a 23-year-old admission seeker, was found hanging in his apartment.
According to Punch Metro, Ugochukwu, who lived at 311 Road, Festac Town, had sought admission into a University in Lagos state, and had written the 2015 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) but was yet to secure the admission.
It was gathered that at about 12pm, Ugochukwu mother, identified as Ngozi, and his two siblings came back from church to find him dead with his body hanging in the sitting room.
The family who reportedly stay in a rented room and parlour, raised the alarm which brought neighbours to the scene.
Ugochukwu reportedly used a rope to hang himself from a ceiling fan. The matter was said reported at the Festac police division, and the officers reportedly came to remove his body.
A police source said: “Nobody can say why he committed suicide. But two Sundays ago, they caught him mixing cement to drink. The family members had actually gone to church, and he had stayed behind. It was a neighbour who caught him and alerted the family members.
But all efforts made to find out from him, what went wrong reportedly proved abortive, as he refused to tell anyone anything, including his mother.”
One of Ugochukwu neighbours, identified as Oluja, said it was when he returned from church that he learned the young man had committed suicide. He added that the last discussion he had with the deceased showed that Ugochukwu was desperate about his university admission and financial problem.
He said: “He had tried several schools, but never made it. Also, he was having a financial problem. Maybe, it is the sum of these worries that made him commit suicide.”