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Student Commits Suicide In Kwara

A 22-year-old student of Sheikh Kamaldeen Arabic School, Ilọrin, simply identified as Alfa Musa, has reportedly committed suicide.

The deceased, Daily Trust gathered, was found hanging in his room at the Dagbenu compound in Ogidi area of Ilorin West Local Government on Thursday.

It was learnt that one of his friends who visited his residence on the day of the incident, found the door to his room locked.

“There was assurance that he was inside but after repeated knocks without response, the door was forced open and he was found hanging.

“An empty paint container which he allegedly used to hang himself was also found in his room”, one of his neighbours who doesn’t want his name mentioned said, adding that the deceased was a devout Muslim who hails from Osun State.

According to residents, the deceased’s father was contacted after the incident but he directed that his son be buried in Ilorin against the wish of the deceased as contained in the suicide note he left behind.

Contacted on Sunday, the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Adetoun Ejire-Adeyemi, who confirmed the development, disclosed that an investigation has commenced into the incident.

According to the PPRO, the deceased student said in a suicide note, “To my mum and dad, I am sorry, I did this because God did not answer my prayers, I would rather die than sin, please, forgive me, I love you, bury me at home.”

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