April 10, 2014 – Unemployed Ekiti State University Graduate Attempts Suicide In Akwa Ibom
Jobless Nigerian Graduate Attempts Suicide In Akwa Ibom: Sunday Omotayo Orders Police To Shoot Him
Mr Sunday Omotayo, a graduate from Ekiti State University caused a scene yesterday in Uyo town, Akwa Ibom state when he attempted to commit suicide.
The Engineering graduate caused serious wahala on Wellington Bassey Way, the express road leading to the Government House in Uyo when he suddenly jumped out of a speeding Toyota Hiace bus, expecting to be crushed to death by other vehicles, said he was frustrated about life as he has toiled day and night in search of job for more than ten years since graduation but to no avail.
Some policemen on patrol reported that Omotayo had in the morning gone to the Prison Service asking the officials of the Prison, to either kill him, or make way for him to go and rot in the gulag.
A Prison official who spoke to Our Correspondent said: “We just saw somebody, well dressed and on tie with no look of a man mentally deranged running towards us, and forced us to become immediately alert with our weapons.
“The next thing he said was shoot me, shoot me, I want to die, I am tired of this world. We were still facing him with our weapons when he scrambled towards us, saying we should allow him to enter and die inside the prison.”
The official explained further that Omotayo was later overpowered by the Police, who arrested, debriefed him and forced him into a bus heading towards the Ibom Plaza roundabout.
Undettered, Effiong Bassey, an eye witness and one of the passengers disclosed that Omotayo jumped from his sitting position in the bus to crash on the major road for other vehicles to run over him.
Laying on the main road leading to Akwa Ibom Government House, he gave some police officers hectic time to get out of the road saying he must put an end to his poverty stricken life by committing suicide.
Omotayo who struggled to speak to some journalists at the scene lamented:
“There is no state that I have not gone to in search of job in the past 10 years, but none for me. I came to Akwa Ibom because this is my last hope because of the stories of Governor Godswill Akpabio and his uncommon transformation. I came with the hope that with what is going on in the state; getting job would be easy so that I can begin to be a man. But since I came, I discovered that even plenty people from Akwa Ibom are also crying because of poverty and joblessness.”
Heya! graduates are suffering in this country.