Undergraduate Attempts Suicide, Jumps Into River In Imo |The Republican News

Undergraduate attempts suicide, jumps into river in Imo

Tragedy was on Saturday averted at the Federal University of Technol­ogy, Owerri, Imo State, when an undergraduate of the institu­tion, identified as Sydney Prince, jumped into a river in a bid to end his life.

It was gathered that Prince, studying Materials and Metallur­gical Engineering, is the leader of the Man O’ War, a campus secu­rity outfit in the university.

An eyewitness identified as Stellamaris, an undergraduate of FUTO, disclosed that Prince jumped into the Otammiri River, which is within the school en­vironment after making several phone calls.

She said, “While I and my friends were doing our morning exercise at the Otammiri River bank, he was at the other side of the river crying as he was making phone calls. We ignored him and kept jogging. But after about 20 minutes, he jumped into the river. That was when he started shout­ing and screaming for help from passers-by.

“He was struggling and gasp­ing for breath. My friends ran to the street to solicit assistance from people and immediately I saw his head, I started encouraging him to hold on to a tree in the river. He finally lost consciousness and was already drowning when pro­fessional swimmers arrived and rescued him.”

A source close to the victim, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Prince attempted suicide because he was frustrated by what he believed was unjust treatment by the school manage­ment.     (Authority)

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