Chukwuemeka Akachi was suffering depression and spoke about it on a Facebook post hours before he took his life. Sadly, the post barely got any reaction as people thought he was simply seeking attention.
He wrote on Sunday, May 12: “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.”
Then, on Monday, May 13, just before he ended his life, he shared a post titled, “suicide note”. In it, he made it clear that he was about to take his life. But very few paid attention to it until he followed through with the suicide.
His suicide note reads: “Suicide Note.
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.”
Akachi was a first-class final year student from the department of English and Literary studies at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN. He reached out on Facebook before allegedly committing suicide but he didn’t get the needed help until it was too late.
He allegedly consumed two bottles of a poisonous substance and was found by friends. He allegedly died at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku Ozalla, where he was rushed to.
A woman claiming to be his coursemate has now revealed they didn’t just stay silent when he cried out on Facebook about his mental health. Ogey, who claims to be his classmate, commented on LIB, revealing they couldn’t help him out of his sad state because he always insisted his sorrow was his muse and he needed to be sad in order to be creative.