Friday, January 4, 2013

Nigerian student, Kevin Lakoju allegedly commits suicide in India

According to The Times of India,

A 28-year-old Nigerian student allegedly committed suicide after jumping off the second floor of his rented accommodation in Sector 41. Police said preliminary probe suggests that the deceased, Kelvin Lakoju, aka 'Biggie' was in depression.

Kelvin had been living in Noida since 2009 and was pursuing a photography course from an institute in Film City. Cops said he jumped off around 11pm on Wednesday January 2nd.

"We have questioned some people and came to know that he was upset for some reasons," said deputy SP, S Chinappa.

"His friends said Kelvin was good at studies. Some personal problem could be the reason for committing suicide," said a senior police officer.
Some sources do however allege that Kevin was pushed, others say he was killed then pushed. The Nigerian Embassy and the deceased's family have been informed about the incident. It is hoped that Nigerian authorities in India will do some investigation into the alleged suicide, and hopefully corroborate the suicide story, if indeed it was a suicide.

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