Yesterday, photos of a young Nigerian man who was alleged to have committed suicide after leaving a note on Facebook went viral on social media.
But it appears the whole episode was a joke, as the victim has now posted a video on social media apologising to his followers for his ill-advised attempt to make a joke out of the recent suicide trend.
In one of his posts on Facebook, on May 18, the young man had threatened to end his life as he shared a photo of himself holding a bottle of sniper insecticide.
"It's happening dis night stay tune and everything will end up dis night I hate everything about living dis life," he wrote on Facebook the day after he first posited that sniper was the solution to his sleepless nights.
He has now posted a sober video where he is seen begging for forgiveness.