Final Year UNN Student Commits Suicide

A final year student of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN identified as Chukwuemeka Akachi has committed suicide.

Akachi who was a student of English and Literary Studies and reportedly a first class student took his own life after dropping a suicide note on Facebook.

It is learned that Akachi consumed two bottles of a poisonous substance and it was the second time he would be attempting suicide in recent times.

It is also gathered that Akachi had a long battle with mental health before he took committed suicide and this was confirmed in one of his social media posts prior to his death.

Taking to his Facebook to post his suicide note, Akachi who was also a budding poet wrote,

“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 didn’t drown; I was the water.” Where do atheists go to when they die? lol. Amen.”

 

In one of his previous posts on Facebook, he wrote on his battle with mental health and how it has affected his growth, he shared,

“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? Thanks for trying. Amen.”

Source: The Guardian

The Author

Chinenye Nwabueze

He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, COOU, (formerly Anambra State University), Igbariam Campus.

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  1. Asomugha chidalu

    He should have not given up

  2. Okeke linda chidiebere

    What is the world turning into

  3. the boy is indeed a first class material and he is also good at poet
    Rip lion.

  4. suicide is not the best option.
    rip

  5. nothing is worth taking your life for,suicide is not the best option.Rip.

  6. Uchechukwu chisom

    Rip this so bad. Uchechukwu chisom

  7. Enujekwute paschal

    Hurts so much… RIP

  8. this is not good at all, final year for that matter, may his soul rest in peace

  9. What is going on with students? Why the depression everyday, especially with youths. God save us all

  10. What a pity, Lord have Mercy on him.

  11. What is really happening with students of today? What’s wrong?

  12. Ezeifesie Lilian O

    May His Soul Rest In The Lord,

  13. Chinweuba Tobechi

    Mental illness is not an excuse for one to take his/her life. no matter what you are facing in life , am sure God is fully aware of it and he has a reason for keeping you alive till the moment you decide to take laws into your own hands… Am so sorry you had to pass through all these pains, may your gentle rest in peace Akachi.

  14. Moses Sunday ogbu

    RIP….we shall all meet is a matter of time.

  15. Wasted destiny,nothing on earth worth dieing for

  16. Adinam onyinye precious

    What is this world turning into

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