The Enugu State Police Command has launched full scale investigation into the suicide of a student of University of Nigeria Nsukka. The victim identified as Tobechukwu Okeke, a final year student of Agricultural Economics Department from Awgu in Enugu state, was found last Sunday hanging with a rope tied to his neck on the ceiling fan hook.
Spokesperson for the command, Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed the incident said the police recovered a suicide note from the scene, which the deceased addressed to his friends, family, relations, bidding them goodbye.
Part of the excerpts from the note reads:
“I got it all wrong when I rejected Jesus. God gave me wisdom, God gave me all I needed to succeed. I rejected him. My fellow gamblers I am sorry, my fellow lions I am sorry. My family, I let you all down”
Why did he take his own life?
One of his colleagues who would rather not be named, said Tobechukwu was famous for his incredible skill in electrical wiring. He had just been given a job to do at the Department of Linguistics at the University.
“I saw him this (Sunday) morning, he seemed to have a problem which he needed money to solve,” the colleague added.
His University’s Dean of Student Affairs, Uju Umo, told Premium Times:
“I travelled for a burial last weekend and yesterday I got a text message saying a student had committed suicide.
It happened at Odenigwe, one of the host communities outside the school and I was told he left a suicide note apologising to his fellow gamblers.”
Clearly, Tobechukwu had a gambling problem. Another one of his colleagues told Premium Times:
“The guy is an ardent gambler. He comes to British Lodge to gamble. He borrows money to gamble. And he has borrowed a lot of money just to gamble.”
His last post on Facebook was about MMM:
“MMM is enriching lives of millions of Nigerians every day. If you care to join or you have any questions please send me a message or comment below.”
Source: The Nation