A 400-level student of the Department of English and Literary Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), identified as Chukwuemeka Akachi, on Monday, allegedly committed suicide, the police have confirmed.
Mr Ebere Amaraizu, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Enugu state, who confirmed the incident to newsmen on Tuesday, describing it as “pathetic and unfortunate.”
Amaraizu said: “The suicide of a UNN 400 level student of the Department of English and Literary Studies on Monday is pathetic and unfortunate.
“Police will investigate circumstances surrounding the suicide.”
An eyewitness account said that Akachi went to an uncompleted building on Sullivan Road, Nsukka, where he drank two bottles of “Sniper’, an insecticide, and slipped into coma.
He said that the deceased was discovered by some passersby, who reportedly saw him in a state of coma. He said that the people, mainly students, raised alarm before he was rushed to UNN Federal Medical Centre.
It was further learnt that he was later moved to University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku Ozalla, Enugu, where he was confirmed dead by doctors on duty.
According to the eyewitness, Akachi posted a suicide note on his Facebook wall shortly before he committed suicide, as follows: “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 don’t drown, I was the water, “Where do atheists go when they die! Lol. Amen.”
Also, Akachi was said to have posted on his Facebook on May 12 that “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? “Thank you for trying. Amen.”
A senior security personnel in UNN Security Department, who pleaded anonymity, also confirmed the incident, adding that the report was brought to them on Monday morning.
He said this was not the first time Akachi wanted to commit suicide, adding that on two occasions, he had drunk kerosene and petrol to kill himself but was rescued.
“But on Monday, he drank Sniper and was rushed to UNN Medical Centre first, but was later moved to UNTH Enugu, where he was confirmed dead. (NAN)
In Early Days of Christianity Nobody was called Pastor — Reno Omokri
Reno Omokri has thrown more light on why he insists nobody should replace his/her parents with a Pastor in the church.
The ex spokesperson to former President, Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday said that in early days of Christianity nobody was called Daddy, Pastor and Bishop.
He said that everyone in the church was called ‘Brother’. He urged all who might not believe him to listen to Jesus, and he quotes, “Don’t let anyone call you ‘Rabbi,’ for all of you are EQUAL as brothers”-Matthew 23:8.”
In the early days of Christianity, NOBODY was called DADDY, PASTOR, or BISHOP. Everyone in Christ was just called 'BROTHER'. You don’t believe me? Listen to Jesus “Don’t let anyone call you ‘Rabbi,’ for all of you are EQUAL as brothers"-Matthew 23:8 #FreeLeahSharibu #RenosNuggets pic.twitter.com/t1I2bdhbJv
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) May 25, 2019
Corps Member, Graduate, Two Others Jailed For Internet Fraud
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, on Thursday May 23, 2019 secured the conviction of four internet fraudsters.
Three of the convicts – Alimi Azeez Oluwadamilare, Paul Opeyemi Omotunde and Igberase Hope Odianosen – were tried in the Federal High Court, Abeokuta Division, while the other, Okuneye Opeyemi James, got the reward for his criminal act at the Ibadan Division of the court.
Alimi, a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), and Omotunde, a 2019 graduate from the Federal University of Agriculture (FUNAAB), were convicted and sentenced to four months in prison by Justice Ibrahim Watilat of Federal High Court 1, Abeokuta.
Also in Abeokuta, Justice Mohammed Abubarkar of Court 2 jailed Igberase for four months.
The trio were re-arraigned on a one-count amended charge of criminal impersonation, contrary to Section 22 (2)(b)(iv) of the Cyber Crime Prohibition Prevention Act, 2015 and punishable under the same Act.
The fresh arraignments were sequel to the plea bargain arrangements between them and the EFCC which reduced the number of charges in the initial charge sheets to one.
Besides sending them to jail, the presiding judges also ordered that they refund sums of money in United States Dollars to their respective victims as restitution.
All items recovered from them during their interrogation are equally to be forfeited to the Federal Government.
In the same vein, Justice Patricia Ajoku of the Federal High Court, Ibadan sentenced Okunoye Opeyemi James (a.k.a. James Kosta) to four months in prison.
The 24-year-old was facing a one-count amended charge bordering on fraudulent impersonation contrary to Section 22 (2)(b)(iv) of the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention Etc) Act, 2015.
He was arrested for internet-related offences on April 11 by officers of the Nigeria Police Force who later handed him over to the Ibadan zonal office of the EFCC for further investigation.
Investigations by the Commission revealed that the convict’s modus operandi was to illegally hack into people’s accounts to gain unrestricted access to vital and sensitive information, and covert same to fraudulent use.
He eventually pleaded guilty to the one-count charge of criminal impersonation preferred against him on Thursday. He was accordingly convicted and sentenced by the presiding judge.
The court also ordered the convict to make restitution of the sum of N889,995 (Eight Hundred and Eighty-Nine Thousand, Nine Hundred and Ninety-Five Naira), being benefit he derived from his fraudulent act.
He is similarly to forfeit one Iphone 7, and one Huawei handset to the Federal Government of Nigeria.
Author of ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ dies at 95
The Tiger Who Came To Tea author Judith Kerr has died at the age of 95, her publisher HarperCollins has said.
The legendary author and illustrator, who was awarded an OBE, stole the hearts of generations of children with her iconic book, among other classics.
She died at her home in Barnes, South West London yesterday following a short illness, the publisher said.
Tributes are pouring in for the charming grandmother who put a smile on millions of faces and had a “astonishing zest for life”.
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