Idoko Nicholas Inalegwu, a medical sudent of Benue State University reportedly took his own life recently after the school asked him to withdraw for failing a resit. His friend who pleaded anonymity told PUNCH that he committed because he could not bear the news that his 10 years in medical was in vain.
“He had been talking about it; that he wished he died a painless death; that the school had finished him. There is nowhere in the world that a medical student is withdrawn after spending 10 years,” he said.
There were complaints by student of the institution about the manner in which examinations were conducted. They mentioned that most times re-sits were prolonged for up to one year, as against the stipulated 6 months. The angry ones, (likely) the colleagues of Idoko obtained his body, marched to the VC’s office and dumped it there.