An undergraduate of Babcock University, Ogun State, has been reported to have committed suicide in Lagos.
This is after he had sent a New Year Message to his best friend.
The 19-Year-old, Verishima Unokyur, was reported to have committed suicide in his parent’s home in Mafoluku, in the Oshodi area of Lagos State.
The 200-level Social Work student had on Tuesday sent a text message to his best friend, welcoming him into the New Year and ending the message with “See you in heaven”
It wad learnt that the Benue State indigene committed suicide between that time and Wednesday when his corpse was discovered, by hanging himself with his tie.
His immediate younger brother, Asor, was reportedly asleep at the time.
Asor said their mother was also away, adding that his brother never showed any sign that he would commit suicide.
He said, “I was sleeping when my phone rang and when I checked, I saw that it was my mum calling. She said I should come and open the door for her. As I was coming down, I saw my brother dangling like a pendulum from where he hanged himself. That was around 7am.
“He didn’t complain about anything. But I remember that before I went to sleep, he was quiet. I asked what was wrong with him, but he said nothing. My mum had just the two of us; he was my elder brother.”
It was also gathered from a close family friend that the victim had told his mother that he would die anytime.
He explained that the mother, who was alarmed, took him to different prayer houses, which however, did not stop Verishima from killing himself.
He said, “The two children lost their father about 15 years ago. It was their mother that had been responsible for their upkeep and she made them comfortable. She is a top employee of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria.
“He had been telling the mother that he had the feeling that he would die soon.
“The mother attends one of the Pentecostal churches and so when the boy said he would die, she took him to the church and they prayed for him.
“A night to the day of this incident, the boy picked his phone and sent a text message to his best friend, wishing him a happy new year. At the end of that message, he wrote, ‘see you in heaven’. It was the following morning that his remains were found dangling from his tie.”