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Madonna University Graduate Commits Suicide In Surulere Lagos (Stabbed Himself To Death)

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Madonna University Graduate Commits Suicide In Surulere Lagos (Stabbed Himself To Death)

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April 22, 2013 – Jobless Madonna University Graduate Killed Himself In Surulere Lagos (Stabbed Himself To Death Over Unemployment)

Mr Chidike Oyeka, a successful graduate of Madonna University killed himself in his family house on Saturday the 19th of April, 2013.

According to an anonymous witness, the 25-year-old graduate who has complained of hopelessness following his joblessness battle allegedly stabbed himself to death in Aguda area of Surulere Lagos.

The deceased took a kitchen knife and stabbed himself repeatedly until his intestines were disembowelled. Chidike recently concluded his National Youth Service Corps programme.

According to his relative; “He did his NYSC in Delta State and only returned in February. Upon returning, he started to act strangely and we noticed that he was no longer sociable. Most times he would sit at a corner by himself and when we asked him what was wrong, he would say he was not happy.

“When the symptom became persistent, his parents took him to a hospital but nothing was discovered to be wrong with him, so we took him back home and continued to monitor him.”
Narrating what transpired on the day the victim died, the relative said it happened after everyone had gone to sleep.

She said, “I do not know the time it happened exactly but everyone had gone to bed while he stayed in the parlour. Around midnight, he was found lying in a pool of blood and the knife soaked in blood.

“His intestines were on the floor as well. From what we deduced, he stabbed himself three times without screaming because no one heard any noise. At daybreak, we went to Aguda Police Station to report the matter.”

A neighbour, who craved anonymity, said the deceased had once complained that one of the reasons why he was unhappy was that he was unemployed.
Mrs. Oyeka however said the circumstance surrounding her son’s death was metaphysical. She said she had left the matter to God but was pained that all her struggles to bring up her son were in vain.

“He was my first born and we did all to make him happy but sadly he took his own life. We counseled him on numerous occasions but this did not prevent him from committing suicide.
“I do not think someone can stab himself to death except he is under spell. I leave everything to God because He knows best.”
Meanwhile, it was learnt that the deceased would be buried on Thursday.

[Story Credit: Punch]



  1. naturedozit

    April 22, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    This is not ordinary. Unemployment can’t make one take his own life. Am a graduate,finished service 2009,couldn’t get a job. Now am a designer,I sew and am happy with what I do. Am not there yet but I thank God for where I am now.

  2. rita

    April 22, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    Depression is nt good once som1 is depress suicide wil turn to ur fnd, dt was hw a fnd of mine in sch try to commit jst bcos of som challenges.

  3. Rita

    April 22, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    I think it’s spiritual because 2 months of unemployment is not enough to take to one’s life

  4. Abu Samuel

    April 22, 2013 at 12:42 PM

    The mother to the deceased has said it all; it has a metaphysical dimension. It could be a mental disorder, but I wonder why the Doctors at the hospital didn’t diagnose it. Depression could also lead to series of unexpected and drastic actions.

    It’s a pity that such investment has gone to total waste. May God Have Mercy On His Gentle but troubled soul.

    I have an article on website that addresses some of this issues surrounding depression! You might want to check them out!

  5. Ebele James

    April 22, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    Dis is not unemployment ooo. Maybe he don contant HIV.

  6. peter

    April 22, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    unemployment can make someone do something stupid,am not saying he died from been jobless,but unemployment can still be the reason. cause everyone is not that strong to keep up to the life’s difficulties.

  7. Jimmycin

    April 22, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    God will 4give all of us unemployment problem na wa o o o

  8. prince oronsaye

    April 22, 2013 at 2:08 PM

    huhh! dis is not odinary, i think he is compared to dis by a strange spirit. bcos no body hear a screen when he was dis act. dis is nt bcos unemployment

  9. jajay

    April 22, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    REally sorry about your loss. This is evidence of depressoon . When someone suffers depression ,by the time everyone thinks they are recovering,. That is when they are at risk of commiting suicidet. Based ion the information given above ,this guy present hopelessness withdrawal, and sleepless night. People that suffers from this psychological problem,often know when to hurt or kill themselves . I am not in any doubt that he died of depression . This was exhabitated by unemployment, change of environment .In addittion,it may be hereditary

  10. Gods time

    April 22, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    Nigeria government, I cry 4 this country are curse or re we the cause

  11. T

    April 22, 2013 at 7:07 PM

    So sad, this is not a matter of somebody cast a spell on him, this is depression, it’s a really a deadly situation , I live in us so this not new at all. In nigeria when this kind of things happen people always says it a spell. A guy was depress and bought a wood cutting machine and plug it and cut himself into two, Expecially when us economy turn bad a lot people did commited suicide, nearly 5,000 teenagers committed suicide here in us every year. So it’s a sad situation there are lot of treatment and medicine, counseling us government provide for depression alone. Our nigerian government should do something to help everyone with this problems, may God console his family and may his rest in peace

  12. Shevy

    April 22, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    U rarely see any1 commit suicide in such a barbaric manner, except under a spiritual manipulatn.3 stabs n not even a scream.
    May God help us !

  13. Prosper

    April 22, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    Well is a very sad news, but young people should look inwardly to our current situation in dis country and recreate a suitable way of surviving and adapt to situation. I graduated since 2005 till 2day no employment but i entre biz to survive but i thank God now i’ve marry, have a male child and have some good investment on ground. Pls i use dis medium to advise everybody dat u should not allow circumstance around u to pull u down just ignore all and move on with ur life. Life goes on.

  14. Agbeni dav

    April 23, 2013 at 6:05 AM

    Imagine nw dat he killed himsef wit depresion and high milieu of frustratn… Many of us want 2 die 2 but we keep on living . We don’t die anymore.

  15. amaka

    April 23, 2013 at 8:10 PM

    please chidike is my very good friend. he didnt kill himself cos of joblessness. he just finished nysc, this feb. chidi was a good child but the devil just took advantage.

    • James

      April 26, 2013 at 12:39 PM

      Amaka, can u pls talk more about chidike’s behaviour n hw much u were close to him during d service yr…can u remember any strange behaviors of his?

  16. Mae

    April 24, 2013 at 8:29 AM

    Mmm… This is not a normal act,just 2 months after service,no! Unemployment can’t course this,neva! Bcuz I have see lot of guys staying like 5yrs,no job,but they still survive happily. Solutions may be
    1. It’s a spiritual act
    2. The guy knows y he took his life
    3. Maybe he ws a type dat wat things (cash)quick…

  17. Emir

    April 24, 2013 at 8:47 AM

    na wa o, all dis our govt dey c al dis tin way dey happen so. Na only demself na him dey knw and dey child. And God keep quiet d luk dem. Wen u people died God go pass judgement on u people. Bcos u people dey kil ur fellow human being 4 money rituals. And as 4 u chidike oyeka may ur gentle soul rest in peace not in piece.

  18. kcee

    April 24, 2013 at 9:04 AM

    To me I will say this is a clear case of murder, and he saw it coming. Hw can he stab his self without screaming and hw can depression make someone commit sucide. Is he the only graduate in Nigeria that is unemployed? The police should investigate this case 2 see if there is any brake in2 d house!!

  19. vee

    April 29, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Onyeka has always been a calm n lively person 4rm school,neva hd a close encounta wit him sha…I tink dis has 2 do wit wher he served,bcus wher i served in a village wus vry fetish ohhh n it wus by Gods grace I wus abu 2 finish,,,police pls trace wher he served in delta state…Dis is wat we al wasted effort,may hiz soul rest in peace…

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