Frustrated Man Kills Himself In Akwa Ibom state, Leaves Suicide Note Blaming Buhari

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September 2, 2016 – Frustrated Man, Chief Ekanem Edet Kills Himself In Akwa Ibom state, Leaves Suicide Note Blaming Buhari

A man identified as Chief Ekanem Edet, has taken his life at Mbiabong Itam in Itu Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State and left a suicide note blaming President Muhammadu Buhari. Residents of Mbiabong Itam were shocked to discover the body of the former secretary of the Mbiabong Village Council dangling on the suspended rope from the roof of his house.

A 50-year-old man Edet, popularly called Jolly Boy, blamed his decision to commit suicide on the prevailing hardship which had taken a toll on his life since the nation’s leaders on May 29, 2015. A few days before his death, the father of two was complaining of the current economic crunch which had impacted on the living standard of the masses.

Edet, who was selling Ogogoro (local gin), cigarettes and other stimulants, according to family source, decided to take his life when it appeared he could no longer run his small family with the meagre earnings from his business.

“He was a very sociable man and always shared his thoughts on issues. I don’t know why he should consider suicide as the last option to escape from these hard times.

Only God knows,” Okon Effiong, a close associate of the deceased, told journalists. Effiong said Edet’s body was discovered by his friend, who went to visit him that fateful day. His wife and two sons, it was gathered, had gone out at the time the man committed suicide.

“Later in the day, his friend came to check on him, only to discover that his longtime friend and confidant had killed himself,” Mfonobong Ekpe, a teacher in the neighbourhood, told our correspondent. Although our correspondent did not see the note, some relatives said the former village secretary left a suicide note blaming the president for inflicting unbearable pains and hardship on the people.

“He used to complain that his petty business was no longer fetching him enough money to take care of his basic needs such as food and clothing for his family as well as pay his children’s school fees.

“He was always blaming Buhari for his economic policies that do not allow the common people to afford basic commodities like garri, bread, yam, rice, beans, oil and kerosene and other essential goods,” Asuquo Bassey, a pastor at the local church said.

According to him, the family was reluctant to call the police when it discovered the sad incident because of the suicide note which indicated that Edet took his own life.

[Daily Telegraph]

14 thoughts on “Frustrated Man Kills Himself In Akwa Ibom state, Leaves Suicide Note Blaming Buhari

  1. So did his suicide end the hardship ? Buhari don’t even know you or family. Who gonna take care of your family.
    Tomorrow is always a new day for change !!! Suicide is neverthe way out of difficult issue. So,so sorry for his wife and kids.
    As for the deceased, may God have mercy on you.

  2. Should death by hanging be an option for him? Could this be ignorant or stupidity? Will Buhari ever be moved by his death? May God comfort the family he left behind.

  3. Here is a reminder of those that intends taking their own lives; Pls note that the live you are about taking, though it is housed by your own body, does not belongs to you. One day on the judgement point, you will be asked by the giver of the live what you did with that live, i.e you will be suffering here and still suffers in the eternity. And who tells you that suicide is the best option out of hardship. Tough times does not last, but tough people do.

  4. Lesson to be learn: Anytime your neigbour or close fellow begin to complain bitterly about hardship, frustration, one failure or the other, watch it!

    Such a person could be contemplating suicide. Cos now, it seem as if the spirits of suicide is freely on the loose upon the World and Nigeria seem to have the lion share of that spirits, hence the cases of suicide almost on a daily basis on medias.

    I take a stroll…

  5. It sad to end this way, Ocpeace you are right, TRUST IN JEHOVAH NOT BUHARI, for the rest who will like to take their life, they should trust in God not man, I had stories of how people survive during Civil war, I think that option will be revisited than killing yourself either by hanging or jumping into the river, Buhari don’t know you and APC don’t know you, you die for your children to suffer more, but God will see them through, for it said that what push a man to kill himself did not start that day. REST IN PEACE,
    There is nothing you can do to escape it, if want to travel by sea to Europe, you may end up in dip ocean, if you practice 419, EFCC is there to catch you, if you go into armed robbery, you will be killed, into KP business you will be killed, by bunkering of oil, you are not safe, smuggle of rice either by coffin or ambulance, you will be caught, there is no way to escape this HELL, except through prayers, God will intervene.

  6. As I read about Chelf Edet suicidal death, what was going through my mind was a verse in the Bible that says, ” My people perish for lack of knowledge.” The late Chelf was ignorant of two basic facts. First, President Buhari is not the architect of Nigerian current economy hardship, infact, he came in when our economy was already in serious recession because of the sharp drop in the price of crude oil which account for about 95% of our revenue generation. If Jonathan administration were in power now, he would have been assassinated by a very brutal military coup because the corruption would have swallowed up our beloved nation completely. Chelf Edet and every human being should not depend solely on any government or person but with adequate financial planning, farming, agriculture, and with God divine provisions, we shall overcome our politician-made hardship due to many years of leadership faluire. Secondly, he was not the owner of that life he took. He ignorantly killed himself and left his wife and two children to continue with the hardship. This is sad. My advice to our people right now is to go into small scale farming, poultry, and do something to make little money to survive this temporary economy condition. Suicide is a demonic attack to send ignorant souls to hell. I pity the family of the deceased.

  7. Well, omoKehinde has already spoken on ma behalf and you have made a very big point “PMB is not the architect of this current Economic Recession” when The APC Led Government came to power, the country’s economy was already on the verge of this situation…The past administration siphoned almost every this country have…pls my fellow Nigerians u cannot expect a medical doctor to carryout a surgery without u feeling pains, u subjected urself to a surgeon inoda to be healed, So in a nutshell, that suicider must account for that his life he wasted before the Almighty Allah. Because the Life was not his belongs and surely he has been into hardship forever.

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