According to reports, he hanged himself in a wardrobe in one of the hostels on the university premises.
A source disclosed that no one has been given access to the room where the incident occurred and that the roommates of late David Ogbonna are being interrogated by the authorities.
A close friend of the deceased noted that the family of the deceased had already issued an official statement clearly stating that they would want to mourn their son in peace.
He revealed that he is finding it hard to believe that David Ogbonna committed suicide. He went further to say that the news of the death of his dear friend had left him stupefied and devastated.
He also said that he is waiting for the school management to conduct their investigations and answer the unanswered questions surrounding the death of David.
In his words;
“My dearest David Ogbonna, I got the news of your demise just this morning and it has left me devastated.
“I do not want to believe you took your own life until the management of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University of Awka gives a concrete reason as to why this has happened.
“The family has issued an official statement that they would like to mourn Dave in peace. May God rest your merry soul, Dave,”.
It has become increasingly difficult for some students to handle academic failure. They get frustrated and they contemplate suicide and sadly, they eventually commit suicide.
In March 2021, it was reported that Arikekpar Lucky, a 200 level student of the department of History and Diplomacy at the Federal University Otuoke (FUO) Bayelsa State, committed suicide because of academic failure.