An 18-year, 100-level student of the University of Calabar, Veronica Bako Myomuter, has committed suicide.

The Department of History and International Studies student was said to have been duped of the sum of N100,000 meant for her school fees which she couldn’t pay before the outbreak of Covid-19.

The deceased who hailed from Katsina Ala in Benue State, was said to have ingested a poisonous substance, said to be rodents killer, Sniper, on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at her home in Katsina Ala.

According to reports, the deceased allegedly saw a social media message sent to her, asking her to invest in a money doubling scheme, with assurances that she would get double of her investments within minutes. After much persuasion, the late Veronica transferred N100,000 believed to be her school fees which she couldn’t pay before the outbreak of Covid-19.

“On Thursday morning, her family members noticed that she was withdrawn and depressed. They sought to know what was wrong with her but she told them she was fine. Her mum said since she is ok, she should pick a bike to the market and buy some items for herself. She drafted the list, but she said she wanted to bathe before going, so reaching the bathroom, she took a sniper. While her relatives were inside the room, she struggled and fell outside the bathroom,” a source was quoted by an earlier report to have narrated.

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