Confirmed reports from Wa, the Upper West Regional Capital indicates that a final year student of the Wa Campus of the University for Development Studies, Enoch Akondor has committed suicide.
Believed to be in his mid 20’s the BSC in Development Planning student is said to have committed suicide following his inability to cope with academic work in the school, resulting in poor results in a number of courses during examination.
He is said to have committed the unfortunate act out of shame on the night of Saturday January 26, 2019, with colleagues discovering the body on Sunday morning in his room at the hostel in which he resided.
Narrating the incident, colleagues of the deceased said he was usually the first to wake in the morning, but failed to do so on Saturday morning, prompting them to knock on his door in an effort to wake him up.
Their knocks and calls went unanswered, culminating in the engagement of the services of a carpenter, who broke open the door leading to the discovery of the body.
A bottle containing a liquid substance suspected to be poison was discovered beside the body, prompting conclusions that he might have died after drinking the content of the bottle.
The deceased is said to have also left a suicide not, detailing why he decided to take his life.
The police have been notified of the incident and they have commenced investigations while the body has been sent to the Wa regional hospital morgue for preservation.
There is no official statement from the school Authorities yet.