Tobechukwu Okeke, a final year student of Agricultural Economics at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, has committed suicide.
Tobechukwu’s body was found on Sunday morning dangling from a rope in his room at Odenigwe, a community in Nsukka, Enugu State.
A neighbour close to the family who did not want to be named, said the deceased left a note behind where he apologised to his family.
According to him, the note read: “Mother, Father, brother, I’m sorry. Ify, may your children never suffer. Uncle Mathias, you gave me all. I am sorry. Death calls. Linguistic department, I am sorry. Okeke Tobechukwu S. 2012/185649.”
A colleague to the deceased, said he was given an electrical wiring job to do at the Department of Linguistics in the university, because of his expertise in electrical works.
The university’s Dean of Student Affairs, Uju Umo, confirmed the incident to Premium Times.
“I travelled for a burial last weekend and yesterday I got a text message saying a student had committed suicide.
“It happened at Odenigwe, one of the host communities outside the school and I was told he left a suicide note apologising to his fellow gamblers.”
The Student Union’s President, Chukwu Emmanuel, also confirmed the incident and said the matter was being investigated.
“There’s no concrete detail for now but people close to the deceased said he committed suicide because he was owing “too much money.”
Mr. Tobechukwu Okeke, is said to be an ardent gambler, who goes around borrowing money just to gamble.
One of his Facebook posts dated 24 September showed he had been involved in the controversial investment scheme known as Mavrodi Mondial Movement (MMM), as he used his account to advertise the scheme.
“MMM is enriching lives of millions of Nigerians every day. If you care to join or you have any questions please send me a message or comment below,” the deceased had advertised.
One of Tobechukwu’s colleagues, Nwachukwu Daniel Ikechukwu, had also posted a photo of the deceased and a write up on Facebook to mourn him.