Tragedy was averted on Saturday at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, when an undergraduate, identified as Sydney Prince, jumped into a river in a bid to end his life. Prince, who’s studying Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, is the leader of the “Man O’War,” a campus security outfit in the university. An witness identified as Stellamaris, an undergraduate of FUTO, said that Prince jumped into the Otammiri river, which is within the school environment after making several phone calls. She said she witnessed it as she was exercising with her friends around there.
Speaking with Punch, she said;“My friends ran to the street to solicit assistance from people, he was already drowning when professional swimmers arrived and rescued him.” A source close to the victim, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Prince attempted suicide because he was frustrated by what he believed was unjust treatment by the school management.“The school management has refused to allow him graduate. He has a lot of spill-over courses. And as the leader of the Man O’war, all the allowances accrued to him in the last 12 months have been withheld. After fighting cultists in the campus, it is very annoying that the school management has been frustrating him.”