A student of Nasarawa State Polytechnic, Lafia has allegedly attempted suicide over an alleged carryover course by drinking a substance popularly called sniper.

Chinedu Iromauanya,  in the  Public Administration department attempted to take his life on October 2 because the institute's management refused to clear him even after he had sat for the paper in 2016.

He was rushed to the hospital by his colleagues after he started complaining of strange movements in his stomach.

A nurse, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Iromuanha, an indigene of Abia State, was on Tuesday discharged from the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, where he was rushed to for treatment.

When contacted, the Rector of the institution, Dr. Silas Gyar, declined comment.

But the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Idrisu Kennedy, said the command is not aware of the case.

He said, “I am just hearing this now and I do not think the management of the institution has reported the case to the police.

“I would confirm from our officers in charge of the area where the incident happened to unravel the reason for the attempted suicide.”

The police image-maker admonished students and the management of the institution to report any suspicious person, movement or activities to the law enforcement agencies for prompt action.

He, however, called on all the students to be law-abiding and not to take the law into their own hands as the police would do everything possible to protect lives and property in and around the school.

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