A student of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Chukwuemeka Akachi, has allegedly taken his life after battling with mental health issues for a long time.
The 21-year-old reportedly died at the University of Nigeria teaching hospital where he was rushed to after gulping fuel.
A final year student of English, Akachi, as he was popularly known in school, had left a suicide note on his Facebook page on Monday before ending his life later the same day.
"Suicide Note. 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,"’” he wrote, shortly before the tragic incident.
Fellow students and course mates, who saw the post, kept giving an update on his Facebook page until his last breath.
Akachi had survived previous attempts to take his life and even wrote a literal piece in March which he titled: "Sixteen notes on how to end a life."
The young chap had regularly posted about his mental state, including one he wrote just a day before his untimely demise.
"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."
Akachi was the poetry editor of ‘The Muse’, a campus-based journal of critical and creative writing at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.