A 17-year-old student of Offa Grammar School, Offa Local Government Area of Kwara State, identified as Adegoke Adeyemi, has reportedly committed suicide as a result of his failure to gain promotion to the next class in his school.
Adegoke, who was found hanging on a tree, according to Kwara State Police Command, decided to take his life over his failure to pass his promotion examinations from SS1 to SS2.
The senior secondary school student was asked to repeat the class, but he was ashamed and decided to take his life.
The Kwara State Police Command spokesperson, Okasanmi Ajayi, confirmed the development in a statement issued in Ilorin, the state capital, on Wednesday night.
“The victim who was later identified as Adegoke Adeyemi ‘M’ aged 17years, a student of Offa Grammar School, who was believed to have hanged himself as a result of his failure to pass his promotion examinations from SS1 to SS 2, which necessitated his being asked to repeat the class.
“Information was recieved by the Divisional Police Officer, Offa, at about 15:34hours of 2/8/2022 to the effect that, a boy’s lifeless body was seen hanging on a tree behind Ariya Garden Hotel, Offa. A team of police men from the Divisional Headquarters was swiftly drafted to the scene.
“The corpse of the deceased student was removed from a tree behind Ariya Garden Hotel, Offa, by a team of policemen from the Divisional Police Headquarters, Offa, at about 15.34hours on Tuesday.
“The corpse was taken to the Offa General Hospital for autopsy, while an investigation has been launched into the matter,” Ajayi said.