In what many have described as very unfortunate, a twenty-one-year-old Christabel Buoro, a Medical Laboratory student of the University of Benin, has allegedly committed suicide on Tuesday over a failed love affair.
The body of the dead 300-level student was discovered on Tuesday at her hostel located on Plot 4 Uwaifo Lane, off Newton Street, Ekosodin, a sprawling students’ community behind the Ugbowo campus of the university.
Reports indicated that Christabel mixed an insecticide, popularly called Sniper, with a soft drink, which she allegedly took and when her body was discovered an empty sachet of detergent was found inside the room.
People around the scene of the incident, wondered how “a small girl of that age will take her life, all because of one boy.”
A source also stated, “Policemen, who came to evacuate the body, were very angry after reading out aloud the suicide note she dropped in which she stated that she was about to take her life, because the guy she loved did not love her in return and had broken up with her.
“Thank God she even left a note; if not, her roommates would have been in trouble, because investigation would have begun from them.”
In his reaction, the Public Relations Officer, UNIBEN, Michael Osasuyi, said the institution was waiting to be briefed about what really happened, since the incident did not occur on the school premises.
DSP Chidi Nwanbuzor, who is the state Police Public Relations Officer, said, “The suicide note was incoherent.”
Nwanbuzor stated that the police had begun investigation to unravel what made the deceased to take her own life.
He confirmed that the corpse had been recovered but declined comment on whether autopsy would be carried out or not.
He also dismissed rumors that some suspects had been arrested in connection with the incident.