A 400-level student of the Department of English and Literary Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, (UNN), Chukwuemeka Akachi has committed suicide after two previous attempts that failed.
A senior security personnel in UNN Security Department, who pleaded anonymity, said this was not the first time Akachi wanted to commit suicide, adding that on two occasions, he had drunk kerosene and petrol to kill himself but was rescued.
“But on Monday he drank Sniper and was rushed to UNN Medical Centre first, but was later moved to UNTH Enugu, where he was confirmed dead.
It was gathered that the deceased carried out the suicide in the solitude of an uncompleted building located at Sullivan Road, Nsukka where he allegedly slipped into coma after taking two bottles of ‘Sniper’ an insecticide.
His unconscious body was however discovered by passersby.
A close friend of Akachi who preferred anonymity said that the deceased had posted a suicide note on his Facebook wall shortly before he committed suicide, which read: “Forgive me. In case you are the one who found the body, I am really sorry. It had to be someone you know.
“I have chosen Jo Nketaih’s poem as my suicide note: “They said you came looking for me. I don’t drown, I was the water,
“Where do atheists go when they die! Lol. Amen.”
Akachi was said to have also posted on his Facebook on May 12 that “My mental health has been on life support for a while now. Thanks to those who call. Text. Visit.
“Speak to me. May we always remember. May we never forget. You May have added a few hours, months or days to my time here. But you know life support is expensive right?
“Thank you for trying. Amen.”
Akachi was said to be a budding poet.