Tragedy struck last weekend at the Federal University of Agriculture (FUAM) in Makurdi as the Professor of Biological Sciences, Frank Onyezili, committed suicide.
Prof Onyezili took his own life, last week Friday, by drinking poison and leaving behind a suicide note.
A colleague of the deceased, who didn’t want his name mentioned, told journalists that the family of Onyezili had abandoned him and that could have been the reason he decided to end his life.
The Director of Protocol and Information of the university, Mrs Roseline Waku, confirmed the incident but said she was not privy to the information contained in the suicide note.
When contacted, the Police Spokesman of the Benue Command, DSP Moses Joel Yamu, told reporters that he was yet to get the detail of the incident from the Divisional Office.
When newsmen visited the residence of the deceased in the campus of the university, sympathizers mostly academic members of the university were seen signing the condolence register.
They described the Prof as a perfect gentleman and wondered why he ended his life.