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UNIBEN staff member commits suicide

A staff member of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) identified as Prince Carter Oshodin committed suicide on Friday in Umelu Community in Upper Sakponba over alleged unfavourable financial conditions.

A Professor in the university who begged for anonymity confirmed the unfortunate incident saying: “Yes he was our staff, he killed himself due to lack of money. Even some months ago, he was quoted to have been advising people on coping strategies and yet took his life which has put his family in a bigger problem”

University staff across the country have not been paid their emoluments for the past 7 months due to a strike action that they embarked upon earlier this year.