A final year student of Isaac Jasper Boro College of Education, Sagbama, Bayelsa State, identified simply as Prince, has committed suicide for losing his lover to another boy.
Punch reports that, Prince, an indigene of Kaiama community, in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of the state ingested a bottle of insecticide (sniper) to take his own life on Wednesday.
According to the report, the insecticide damaged his lungs and his intestines.
The deceased is said to have been buried in his hometown, Kaiama, the same day.
Reacting to his death, his close friend, Nanakumo Tony, said he was shocked at the incident, noting that he spoke with the deceased three days ago.
He said, “I still find it difficult to believe the news that Prince is dead. Both of us spoke three days ago. I even shook hands with him. In fact, this is a painful death.
“Prince, why do you choose this path? May God have Mercy on your soul. The said girl is also a final year student from the same school, who hails from Ogbia LGA of Bayelsa.”
The incident is coming two months after a student of Niger Delta University, Amassoma, Ayuba Daniel, also committed suicide by drinking the same substance, sniper.
Daniel was said to have committed suicide after he discovered that he had many carry-overs in his courses.
When contacted, the spokesman for the Bayelsa State Police Command, Asinim Butswat, said he was not aware of the incident yet.
He, however, promised to get back to our correspondent after contacting the Divisional Police Officer of Sagbama. But as of the time of filing this report, the police spokesman had yet to call back.