An 18-year-old 100 level student of the Department of History and International Studies, University of Calabar, Veronica Bako Myomuter, has committed suicide after she was allegedly scammed of the sum N100,000, meant for her school fees which she could not pay before the outbreak of Covid-19.

Grassroot Reporters gathered that the deceased who hailed from Katsina Ala in Benue State, ingested a poisonous rodents killer, Sniper.

According to a source, “the deceased allegedly saw a social media message to her, asking her to invest in a money doubling scheme, with assurances that she would get double of her investments within minutes. After much persuasion, the late Veronica transferred N100,000, believed to be her school fees which she couldn’t pay before the outbreak of Covid-19. On discovering that the she had been scammed, she became restless

“On Thursday morning, her family members noticed that she was withdrawn and depressed. They sought to know what was wrong with her but she told them she was fine.  Her mum said since she is OK, she should pick a bike to the market and buy some items for herself. She drafted the list, but said she wanted to bath before going,  so reaching the bathroom, she took Sniper. While her relatives were inside the room, she struggled and fell outside the bathroom. One of the neighbours who saw her on the ground started shouting, alerting parents and siblings who hurriedly went outside only to find their daughter lying on the ground, so they asked her what happened, she managed to tell them that she took sniper.”

The source also added that: “Before she passed on, it is alleged that she sent a text message to the scammer, saying that if she dies, her blood is on the head of the scammer.”

Meanwhile, friends and former classmates of the deceased have expressed shock over her death.

See screenshots of her friend’s post on her death:

Her burial is scheduled for Tuesday, 11 August at her hometown, Katsina Ala in Benue State.

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