University worker commits suicide over inability to pay daughters’ school fees

A Non-Teaching Staff of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) in Edo State identified as Carter Oshodin, has been reported to have committed crime over his inability to pay school fees of his two daughters.

Penpushing reports that Oshodin allegedly took his life on Friday at Umelu in Upper Sokponba area of Benin City, after failing to get financial help from people around him, while the news of his sudden death later hit the town

The teaching and non-teaching staff of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), like other federal government-owned universities, have not been paid their salaries because of the lingering strike by workers’ unions, while Non-Academic Staff Union, had suspended its strike for two months, but their members are yet to be paid their six months’ salaries.

Penpushing further reports that, the Edo State Police Command Public Relations Chidi Nwabuzor, a superintendent of police was reported to have confirmed the incident, adding that, the family had taken the corpse

The World Health Organisation (WHO),it is recalled recently disclosed  that about 703,000 people commit suicide yearly, and that every 45 seconds someone dies by suicide around the world, adding that in 2021, many suicides happen impulsively in moments of crisis, with a breakdown in the ability to deal with life stresses, such as financial problems, relationship break-ups or chronic pain and illness.

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