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Update: Shock As MMM Participant Commits Suicide In Enugu

This is an update to a post I published earlier today: (Final Year Student Of University Of Nigeria, Nsukka, Commits Suicide)

Authorities at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, have confirmed the death of a final year student who reportedly committed suicide.

A final year student of agricultural engineering at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, who is also reported to be a participant of the Mavrodi Mondial Movement investment scheme (MMM), has committed suicide.

Premium Times reports the student, identified as Tobechukwu Okeke was found on Sunday morning, November 27, dangling from a rope in his room at Odenigwe, a community in Nsukka, Enugu state.

The deceased was said to have left a note behind where he apologised to his family, according to accounts by a neighbor close to the family.

The contents of 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,”

The neighbor, who did not want to be named, quoted. Though the cause of Mr. Okeke’s death is yet to be ascertained, some of his neighbours suggested that he was in debt, some said he was tired of schooling, others attributed his suicide to the loss of money in a network business he invested into.

The deceased’s last Facebook posts showed he had been involved in the controversial MMM scheme as he used his account to advertise the scheme.

His last post, in September, read:

“MMM is enriching lives of millions of Nigerians everyday. If you care to join or you have any questions please send me a message or comment below.”

One of the deceased’s colleagues, who also did not want to be named, 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.final-year-student-of-university-of-nigeria-nsukka-commits-suicide

“I saw him this (Sunday) morning, he seemed to have a problem which he needed money to solve,” the colleague added.

The university authorities have also confirmed the incident, but said the family had not officially informed the institution.

Uju Umo, the university’s dean of student affairs said;

“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 apologizing to his fellow gamblers.”

Similarly, Chukwu Emmanuel, the university’s student union president, also confirmed the incident, and said the matter was being investigated.

“There’s no concrete details for now,” he added.

People close to the deceased described him as a comedian who always used jokes to awake sleeping students during night classes.

“He used to go around to classes at night to crack jokes and encourage students to forget their worries and focus,” a friend told Premium Times.final-year-student-of-university-of-nigeria-nsukka-commits-suicide1

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  • meg

    Viewing this case….plainly looking at it both in n out this is d handwork of the devil….aw ll a normal human being like this hu I just read d news n everything about him just commit suicide,no its nat normal at all he was led by d devil hu is only around to devour…for goodness sake pple shouldn’t say things they do not know about his dead,the question is where you there?Did he tell you that was the main reason?From his last post MMM shouldn’t be the reason why….investigate with wisdom…. RIP to him..AMEN

  • Kenny D Osonwa

    Rest in peace.. .

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    How e take concern mmm

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    The suicide note dint say anything,only death calls

  • Cornel Nwankwo

    Don’t understand the story shaaaaa
    Well rest in peace to him

  • chika bibian

    So how MMM take enter the matter…

  • comrade segun

    Hmmmm this is ridiculous

  • Mohammad Isah

    Whatever d case, it’s still wrong of him

  • kayode akinsanya

    Well, no matter what suicide is not the solution to the problem. Too bad

  • I just dey laugh

    He hate his life, and he take it out of himself no whahala

  • Olovo Obinna

    Repetition….am just wondering why would anyone chose to take their own life

  • emekachilaka

    still don’t believe this whole story de have to investigate this matter properly

  • Wetin come be the cause

  • WillieBravo

    Me I sure say na school stress make this guy kpai himself.

    • I doubt

      • WillieBravo

        Why u talk so, because left to me na school matter dey emotional reach to make man go commit suicide like this. He probably had very bad results and couldn’t fave his parents, don’t think it was about money as such.

  • WillieBravo

    MMM just dey sweet all of una to take make news. U have not even ascertained that it was because of MMM but because sources have said he was into MMM u just assumed that was why he killed himself. It is a wa o.

    • Mezzy Gilbert

      I think say e invest e school fees sef

      • WillieBravo

        There’s no affirmation to that effect in his suicide note.