A relationship manager with a commercial bank in Lagos identified as Ibeakanma Onyechere, has committed suicide.
Onyechere was alleged to have drank a dose of sniper, an insecticide, at his home in Victoria Island, Lagos.
The father of one was said to have exhibited traces of depression following his last Facebook post, “the light is gradually dimming out”, which he wrote on July 24, as well as a WhatsApp status update his relatives said they saw days before he died.
According to a report on the social media, Onyechere left a note for his wife, Cecilia, where he professed his love for her and their daughter, urging her not to cry for him.
The note read: “The best, that’s what l used to call you. Finally this is the end of my journey here on earth. The evil I have been battling with has succeeded in quenching the flame. You married a wrong man. You’re a good woman and you deserve the best. You need to be happy. You need to soar.
“Please take care of our princess, Chinenyenwa. Tell her that I love her so much. Be peaceable with everyone, though not gonna be easy. Tell my family not to harbour any resentment against you. You’re a blessing to us. That’s the wish of a dying man. Don’t cry for me, but pray for me. I love you and Chinenye so much. Goodbye my beloved.”
Although the police said they have no report on the alleged suicide, Onyechere’s relatives and friends have taken to Facebook to express their shock over his death.
Many wondered why there was no action from those close to him when he wrote the suggestive message.
However, his brother, Adindu Ibeakanma, who reacted to the July 24 post, warned him to be careful and desist from playing with sensitive issues.
“What kind of post is this? We don’t play with certain things. Please let us know the light that is dimming. And please be very careful Onyi,” he warned.
Lagos Police spokesman Bala Elkana, a Deputy Superintendent (DSP), said the command was not aware of the suicide, as no report was made at the Victoria Island Division or any police station in the state.