A professor of biological sciences at the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Frank Onyezili has killed himself, the institution said on Wednesday.
Concise News understands that the senior lecturer with the department of Biological Sciences was found dead on Tuesday, October 23.
But the reason Onyezili killed himself had yet to be ascertained at the time of this report.
The institution’s Director of Protocol and Information, Roseline Waku, said she was unaware of why Onyezili took his life.
“The only thing I can confirm is that the professor killed himself; I don’t know why he did it,” she told the News Agency of Nigeria.
It was learned that the professor drank some substance suspected to be poison, after leaving a suicide note.
“I am not sure why he killed himself, but he was always complaining of loneliness; his wife and children live abroad and have not been in touch with him. He might have opted to end his frustration by killing himself,” a source revealed.
In the meantime, the police in Benue state have yet to begin investigation into this matter.