I committed suicide to escape from my mother’s trouble, man writes note before killing himself

Nsisong Okon Etim, a 27-year-old man, has committed suicide at Efiat Ikot Edo community in Uyo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.

He was declared to have committed suicide on Tuesday over alleged constant quarrels by his mother, step-brother and landlord.

The dead, a graduate, confessed the reasons for killing himself in a suicide note he wrote before hanging himself.

“I am ending my miserable life to escape from constant worries and disturbances by my mother, step-brother and the landlord, whose shop I rented to sell cooking gas.” he wrote.

The deceased, according to his family finished NYSC programme last year and ventured into selling cooking gas on the Old Ring Road, Uyo, “because of inability to get a job.”

His mother, Mrs. Patience Eton, who was crying on Wednesday morning when his body was being lowered from the rafters for ritual and burial, was too shock to speak.

The youth leader (Obong Effak) of Umoebet\Esuene streets, Comrade Godwin Okon Sunday, showed depression about what he termed as “an unfortunate incident.”

“I saw him recently. He was an introvert.

“I think based on the content of his suicide note, he was frustrated following the hardship in the country,” the youth leader said.

He advised the government to build “economic windows and social security palliatives, to cushion the effect of the prevailing harsh economic realities caused by high unemployment rate in the country.”


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