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Chukwuemeka Akachi commits suicide. Photo Courtesy: Facebook

A young final year student of the University of Nigeria (UNN), Nsukka, Chukwuemeka Akachi has committed suicide, Concise News learned.

This online news medium reports that Akachi who was a student of English and Literary Studies and reportedly a first-class student took his own life after dropping a suicide note on Facebook.

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It is gathered that Akachi consumed two bottles of a poisonous substance and it was the second time he would be attempting suicide in recent times.

It is also believed that Akachi had a long battle with mental health before he committed suicide and this was confirmed in one of his social media posts prior to his death.

Taking to his Facebook to post his suicide note, Akachi who was also a budding poet wrote,

“Forgive me. In case you are the one who found the body, I am really sorry. It had to be someone, you know. I have chosen Jo Nketaih’s poem as my suicide note: “They said you came looking for me. I didn’t drown; I was the water.” Where do atheists go to when they die? lol. Amen.”

In one of his previous posts on Facebook, he wrote on his battle with mental health and how it has affected his growth, he shared,

“My mental health has been on life support for a while now. Thanks to those who call. Text. Visit. Speak to me. May we always remember. May we never forget. You may have added a few hours, months or days to my time here. But you know life support is expensive, right? Thanks for trying. Amen.”

According to the federal government, about 20 to 30 per cent of Nigerians suffer from mental illness, implying that a nation with a population of about 200 million had a high rate of mental illness.