Student attempted to drink "sniper" all because of carryover in Nasarawa


All because of carryover, a student of Nasarawa State Polytechnic, Lafia attempted to kill himself by drinking sniper, also known as otopiapia, a very fast killing poisonous substance.

Chinedu Iromuanya, in Public Administration Department of Nasarawa State Polytechnic, Lafia reportedly attempted committing suicide by drinking ‘sniper’ on October 2 over an alleged carryover he had in one of his courses.

It was gathered that Iromuanya was sad because the polytechnic management had allegedly refused to clear him even after he had sat for the paper in 2016.

It was learnt that the student, an indigene of Abia State, has however been discharged from the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia on Tuesday as confirmed by a nurse who did not want his name in print.

Further findings, however, indicated that the management of the polytechnic had yet to report the case to the police station.

When contacted, the Rector of the Polytechnic, Dr. Silas Gyar, said he would not speak to PUNCH Metro.

He said: “I cannot speak to newsmen because he is not on my appointment list; so, I don’t have time for him.”

The Nasarawa State Police Command said it would investigate the attempted suicide.

The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Idrisu Kennedy, made the promise on Wednesday in an interview with newsmen in Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital.

He said: “I am just hearing this now and I do not think the management of the institution has reported the case to the police.

“I would confirm from our officers in charge of the area where the incident happened to unravel the reason for the attempted suicide.”

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