Another Uniben student jumps from last floor and dies instantly.

A male student whose name is simply known as Ephraim Imaghodora has committed suicide.

This is the third suicide in a month.

He was said to have jumped from the last floor of Faculty of Arts and died instantly.

Ephraim, according to some of the reliable sources I interviewed stays in Ekosodin (a community off-campus) and was in the Department of Actuarial Science, Faculty of Management Sciences.

He has failed to graduate from his department for the second year running now and according to his roommate who craved anonymity, he(Ephraim) said “he would end it all earlier in the day today.”

According to the Nigerian Health Blog, reliable sources said emergency response was slow and it took the Uniben emergency services 2 hours to respond to distress calls after the victim jumped.

Ephraim lay on the hard floor for more than 2 hours before the school emergency services came.

Some angry students believe he might had survived if they have arrived the scene of the suicide earlier.

They blamed Uniben authorities for their negligence and payment of lip service to students welfare citing other instances .

It’s like students are killing themselves every week now. It is scary.

I understand there has been 4 attempts in the last few months and 3 successful suicide deaths.

The school authority should investigate the causes of suicides among it students. It is getting too much and out of hand.


Uniben student jumps and dies
Body of the lifeless student that just committed suicide.

At report time, efforts to reach the public relations officer (PRO) of the University of Benin, Mr. Micheal Osasuyi proved abortive as he was not picking his calls and has not responded to a text message sent to his phone.

Three weeks ago, a 300 level Medical Laboratory Science student in the Faculty of Basic Medical Science (BMS) of the same University, Miss Christabel Ebuoro committed suicide by drinking sniper (DDVP) over an alleged rape (according to the Nigerian Police) and no arrest has been made up till the time the Nigerian Health Blog is filling this report.

It is now well documented that most victims of suicides in the 6 months are students of tertiary institutions across the federation but Uniben has recorded the highest number in a single month.

Details later.


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