Chukwuemeka Akachi, a final year English student of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka has killed himself after losing a prolong battle with mental illness.
Akachi, who was a poet, wrote two suicide notes on his Facebook page few hours before he took the poison that led to his death on May 13, 2019.
In fact, it would appear that when he dropped the first note, many tried to dissuade him from his plan. But in a second note, he told them once and for all that his mind was made up - he was going to end it.
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See the sad posts below:
Quite a number of Nigerians who are aware of his death have not been able to get over and they have flooded his page with messages, lamenting the loss.
By going through his posts, it became apparent to many that Emeka actually had a mental illness which he had been struggling with for a long while. His suicidal act was the brutal consequence of his unwillingness to keep fighting the 'demons' torturing his mind.
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See some of the reactions below:
Just recently, Legit.ng reported the story of a pastor who committed suicide over accommodation issue. This incident and many more after it has caused many Nigerians to lend their voice to the arising issue of depression.
Indeed, it is noteworthy to enjoin anyone in a crippling state of depression to contact psychologists, family members, friends and as many useful people as they can reach so as to get help and be rescued from the hurtful consequences of this mental crisis.
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