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Friday, September 02, 2016

Man Who Committed Suicide Left A Note Blaming Harsh Economic Situation.

It was a gory sight as the body of a 50-year-old man, identified as Chief Ekanem Edet, dangled from a rope tied to the roof of his room at Mbiabong Itam in Itu Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. 





Vanguard learned that Ekanem Edet, former Secretary of the Mbiabong Village Council, popularly called Jolly Boy, waited until his wife and two sons went out before taking his life, allegedly leaving a suicide note in which he blamed his action on harsh economic condition. 


According to a close family source, the deceased, in the suicide note, blamed government for inflicting unbearable pains and hardship on Nigerians. A close associate of the deceased, Mr. Okon Effiong, told newsmen that Ekanem Edet was discovered dead by his friend, who went to visit him. 

He added that Edet was immediately buried after some traditional rites of passage were performed. He said: “He was a very sociable man and always shared his thoughts on issues. I do not know why he should consider suicide as the last option to escape from these hard times.” Vanguard further learned that few days to his death, the deceased complained bitterly about the current economic crunch. 


According to a family source, “Edet took his life, blaming his action on the prevailing hardship.” The source added that the deceased, who deals on Ogogoro, cigarettes and other stimulants, decided to take his life when it appeared that he could no longer run his small family with the meagre earnings from his trade. 


A pastor at the local church recalled: “He used to complain that his petty business was no longer fetching him and his family basic needs such as food, clothing and fees for the children’s education. “He was always blaming government for the economic policies that do not allow him afford basic commodities such as gari, bread, yam, rice, beans, oil, kerosene and other essential goods.” According to him, the family was reluctant to call in the police because of the suicide note.


61 comments:

  1. So sad. I wonder what yoruba people that insisted that Buhari is Nigeria's messiah has to say about this.

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    1. Buhari is happy and working. Rubbish!!!
      RIP

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    2. Mumu ni e james

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    3. James don't be to eager to show off ur stupidity.
      Buhari is not the president of Lagos..... slow down Inugo!

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    4. Your comments always reek of ignorance. An ogogoro seller wrote a suicide note, nice.

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    5. To commit suicide is his way of running away from his problems. What does he want his family to do? If everyone were to commit suicide and blame it on the economy, who will remain? Some people are complaining about the economy and singing woe songs while some are still making money legitimately and living well in the midst of the issues.

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    6. Never make suicide an option. You might be disappointed when you get to the other side.

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    7. This has nothing to do with buhari. No matter who came in, same challenges would have still persisted because oil prices would have dropped regardless. It would have even been worse because Jonathan and co would have continued to loot the country dry. Do u think buhari is some magician or what?

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    8. Anon 15.02, God bless u! Intelligence is not totally dead in our country.

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  2. They buried him without an autopsy? That note could have been left there by anyone. I imagine it would take more than economic challenges for a person named "jolly boy" to kill himself.

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    1. Hmmm.. you know this. I guess the man was depressed.

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  3. But suicide shouldn't be the last option ,but this country is seriously driving someone crazy and frustrating .rip to the man.

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  4. Can u imagine? See what this clueless and selfish government is causing? Just see how people are suffering and taking to crimes or suicides. I don't blame him but those who voted him in. RIP to d dead man.

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  5. So, now that he's dead, will the basic needs and his children's education be taken care of?

    * sigh *

    RIP.

    #WhiteDiamondOut

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  6. This administration has finally frustrated the man to death

    Buhari should just resign!
    His ineptitude can no longer be tolerated.

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    1. Go and handubuisi him the resignation letter mumu. When Jona and his cohorts were stealing billions and throwing kobos in the air, you were blind and deaf abi. Why have you not killed yourself abi are you not suffering???

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    2. Upon all Jonathan and his people stole people were still better off. When are u going to stop lying to yourself and accept that your "messiah " has failed to save you. Blaming Jonathan just gives you a way out of your misery.

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    3. Ask her o?why haven't u committed suicide?

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    4. Sweetie, no matter how good the economy, hope u know that they'd still be some poor people who'll not be able to afford their basic needs? In every country in the world, even the ones with the best social welfare package for the jobless folks, people still complain and fall short of the normal living standard.

      No matter how good a leader, some people will still complain about him. And no matter how bad a leader, they'll be those who'd applaud him as perfect. So you see, it's a two way thingy.

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  7. OMG.. HE SHOULDN'T HAVE TAKEN HIS OWN LIFE... SO WHAT'S HIS GAIN NOW?

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  8. Too sad...but suicide is not the best option, its cowardly. Now his family have nothing...not even the petty trade




    Mizz majesty is now a valid ID on sdk...watch out for me
    *evil laughter* *runs away*

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  9. Na wa o, this regime is really strangling people but suicide is never the way out. Now how will his wife and two children survive, does he expect them to also commit suicide. If Lagos residents are complaining I wonder what's happening in rural areas. #lagoscenterofexcellence
    *God bless my Angel in human form*

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  10. I wonder how Buhari feels reading about all the hardship he brought on this country. What new or innovative ideas does he intended to bring to the table?

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  11. So sad.
    Oga Rip but now you've killed yourself, do you know the level of heartbreak coupled with hardship you've caused your family?.... Plz don't do it next time cus it doesn't make no sense.

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    1. Next time kwa?

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    2. He shouldn't do it next time???? Someone that is already dead. Receive sense

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    3. Maybe when next he come into the world through his/her womb na, abi what do you expect

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    4. School life what weed are you smoking? Seriously I need to know cos most of your comments are not normal.

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  12. So to commit suicide is the way forward?

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  13. I know some people will come here now and blame the govt.... he is just a coward, if everybody is like him then 80percent of Nigerians would be dead na... RIP

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  14. He shouldn't have taken his life. Who will now take care of his family.

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  15. He killed himself hmm, so what should people like us do, God forbid that I decide to take my life, I know I will get past this storm... MzBrie

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  16. Only a coward takes his own life to escape reality. He should have thought of the famiy he is leaving behind. Death is not the solution.

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  17. Bihari needs to resign immediately..

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    1. Go and hold his hand to resign now, mumu.

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  19. You'all should quit blaming d government for this. How much does he expect to make from selling ogogoro and cigarette? The same ogogoro that is killing people and consumers are beginning to stay away from?

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    1. Biko you're not tiny, you're big and intelligent. Leave those mumus blaming govt.

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    2. You are wise.

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  20. His wife will now have to carry the load alone. Selfish act

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  21. Painful. The man is a coward. Not a nice way to die. Suicide

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  22. Buhari is the worst mistake nigerians ever made. So much hardship everywhere. Haba!

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    1. Have you bought your suicide rope???

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  23. Those who voted for CHANGE I hope u guys are having a swell time wt d way things are going now.

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    1. Yes we are.go kill yourself

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  24. So sad that he has to end his life like that, what if things turn out to be good again nko?

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