A 300-Level Medical Laboratory student of the University of Benin, UNIBEN, Christabel was yesterday evening discovered dead in her hostel room at Newton Street, Ekosodin area of Benin City, after allegedly taking some deadly substance to end her life.
The reasons for the suicide are yet to be specified, but sources are saying she killed herself because her boyfriend left her or because of unresolved issues between her and two persons mentioned in her suicide note.
The Police had already invited the persons for investigation.
According to eyewitnesses, she mixed the deadly insecticide popularly called Snipper with a Sprite drink and reportedly left a suicide note where she stated that she was about taking her life.
But another witness who confirmed the incident said an empty sachet of Klin detergent was found on the spot where her body laid.
Meanwhile, in a social media post by Uniben Metro, it was reported that the suicide note, which is already in custody of the police at Ugbowo police station, was addressed to two persons, names withheld and the two persons have been invited to the police station for questioning.
The post claimed the suicide was not due to relationship problems between the deceased and her boyfriend but rather personal unresolved issues between the two persons the letter was addressed to.
“The letter didn’t state what happened between the two mentioned persons, reason the police have invited them to unravel the reasons behind the deceased’s action,” the post stated.
The photos of Christabel, alive and dead on her hostel bed with her ID card can be seen below: