Final Year UNIBEN Student Hangs Self In Benin

Edo Police Commissioner
Edo Police Commissioner

By Jefferson Ibiwale, Benin

A final-year law student of the University of Benin‎ allegedly committed suicide in Benin City last weekend.

The student, identified as Daniel Iyoha, 27, was said to have hanged himself in a room at his family residence at No. 17, Obamwonyi Street, located on the Universal Road.

Residents of the area described the deceased as easy-going and a devoted churchgoer.

Sources in the area said that on that fateful day, the deceased, after returning from church, cleaned up his room and remained at home till dusk when he was believed to have taken his life.

They, however, described his stay at home that day as unusual.

It was gathered that Iyoha committed suicide when his mother left home to see a neighbor.

He died by tying a rope attached to the ceiling fan round his neck after shutting the door.



    Neighbors said that his sister, who was reading in a room nearby, did not know that her brother had taken his life until the arrival of the mother, who alerted everyone.

    The late Iyoha, who was described as a very busy person by his neighbours, was said to have combined schooling with trading in auto mobile spare parts at his shop located at Uwelu.

    Edo police command spokesman, Stephen Onwochei, confirmed the incident on phone.

    “We got the report that one Daniel Iyoha hanged himself with a wrapper on a ceiling fan in his room. When our operatives got there. After reviewing the crime scene, the corpse was brought down and moved to a hospital,” he said, adding that investigations have commenced.

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