The lifeless remains of a final year student of Agricultural Engineering, in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State was found dangling down a rope on Sunday, November 27, 2016 in his room at Odenigwe, a community outside the school.
Tobechukwu Okeke, dropped a suicide note where he apologised to his family, a source who craved anonymity disclosed.
According to the source who is also a neighbour to the deceased, the note read: “Mother, Father, brother, I’m sorry. Ify, may your children never suffer. Uncle Mathias, you gave me all. I am sorry. Death calls. Linguistic department, I am sorry. Okeke Tobechukwu S. 2012/185649.”
One of the deceased’s colleagues narrated that the deceased appeared to have a problem the last time he saw him in the early hours of Sunday before he committed his life.
According to him, due to the deceased’s expertise in electrical works, he was given an electrical wiring job to do at the Department of Linguistics in the school.
“I saw him this (Sunday) morning, he seemed to have a problem which he needed money to solve,” the colleague said.
The Dean of Student Affairs, Professor Uju Umo, confirmed the incident, but said that the family had not officially informed the institution, according to Premium Times.
He said: “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.”
The university’s Student Union President, Chukwu Emmanuel, also confirmed the incident, and said the matter was being investigated.
“There’s no concrete details for now,” he added.
A scan through his Facebook page showed that he was also into MMM controversial ponzi scheme.
In one of his posts in September, he wrote: “MMM is enriching lives of millions of Nigerians everyday. If you care to join or you have any questions please send me a message or comment below.”
However, some people close to the deceased said he committed suicide because he was owing “too much money.”
“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,” one of his colleagues said.
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