Identity of Federal University Student who Commits Suicide After being tagged Failure by  Family Members Disclose

Arikekpar Lucky, a 200-level History and Diplomacy student at the Federal University of Otuoke (FUO), allegedly committed suicide due to depression.

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According to sources, Don Zednas, a 27-year-old student, hanged himself with a rope attached to a ceiling fan in the early hours of Monday, March 22 after locking the doors and windows.


The deceased is from Otuakeme, Ogbia Local Government Area, Bayelsa State, and was once a candidate for the Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) Student Representative, Central Zone.


According to university reports, the student took drastic action because he had been suffering from depression as a result of his family calling him a failure in school and life.


Arikekpar is said to have left a suicide note expressing his disappointment with his relatives’ pressure, stating that he had no choice but to kill himself for peace to reign.


According to a source who talked to reporters, this is not the first time the deceased attempted suicide, adding that he attempted suicide twice last year.


“His family still complains that he spends so much time, effort, and money on Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) politics instead of studying,” the source said.


Mr Kojo Debekeme, the student union leader, confirmed the incident and clarified that the student died of depression after being unable to deal with a family problem for the second time.

Identity of Federal University Student who Commits

The young man was buried “according to the custom of the Ogbia people when such tragic events occur,” according to a family member who requested anonymity.


Asinim Butswat, a spokesperson for the Bayelsa State Police Command, confirmed the incident but said no official report had been filed at the command’s headquarters yet.

Meanwhile, friends and colleagues have taken to Facebook to mourn the deceased.

Meshack N. Sintei wrote on Facebook;

“I hate the fact that I’m sharing this bad news

My dear brother and friend, Don Zednas Snr, when I heard of your sudden demise, it came to me as a rude shock. They told me that you committed suicide. I couldn’t help but cry. You’re a vibrant young man full of energy and determination. You and I went to the IYC National Convention at Sagbama together and we talked and talked and talked about how beautiful the future is for us. Today, you’re no more.

I know depression is real, but suicide is never an option. Don’t envy anyone, don’t compete with anyone because there’s no competition in destiny. Heartbreaks can be survived, financial challenges are surmountable, marital challenges are part of life, no woman is barren, you too will have your Children, you too will have your husband and wife. No matter the challenges, there’s always an opportunity for growth. I repeat, FORGET WHAT YOU SEE ON THE SOCIAL MEDIA!! MOST OF IT ARE FAKE, MISLEADING AND DECEPTIVE!!

Finally, I’ll leave you all with one of my favourite quotes, “don’t compare your progress with that of others, we all have our own time to travel our distance”.

Rest on my brother until I meet again.
#Depression_is_real, but #suicide_is_Not_an_option”


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