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ASUU Strike: UNIBEN Worker Commits Suicide Over Hardship

A staff of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), has committed suicide in Edo State as a result of hardship occassioned by the strike of academic and non-academic Unions in Universities.

The deceased, identified as Carter Oshodin, who worked as a data entry staff in the institution, had been complaining of hardship and begged for financial support from neighbours within the University’s premises, a friend of his wrote on Facebook.

Edward, the friend, said Oshodin had lamented about how he could not pay for his daughter’s fee.

He wrote, “He committed suicide on Friday and according to a post on his Facebook, he said he was facing financial difficulties and could pay the school fees of his two young daughters. It is a pathetic situation.”

The Edo State Police Command Public Relations Officer confirmed the incident said.

“Yes, the command happens to be aware of it by following up events and processes in the state not that the family of the man who committed suicide reported it officially.

“The case remains unreported to date but we are aware of it because of our interest in following event in the state.”

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