One Chime Chinedu Afamefuna, 25, has been saved from death after drinking a poisonous concoction suspected to be rat poison in a bid to commit suicide on August 12. The incident took place in a classroom at Uwani Boys Secondary School Enugu.
According to NewTelegraph, he was saved by a member of the Enugu State Command of the Nigerian Legion Corpsof Commissionaires, Ekoh-Clement O.I., who along with his men stumbled on Chime and alerted Uwani police division.
He was then rushed unconscious to the police hospital Enugu, where he was revived. Every effort made to extract the real motive for the attempted suicide has proven abortive.
When the police invited Aneke, the woman whose name was on a suicide note he wrote, it was discovered that she is Afamefuna’s auntie and also sponsored his secondary school education before he ran away from home and joined street boys.
It was gathered that Afamefuna’s mother died shortly after giving birth to his immediate younger brother. Aneke said since the sad incident, she assumed the responsibility of taking care of him and his younger brother.
The auntie was said to have expressed frustrations at Afamefuna’s delinquent behaviours, a development that had seen him in and out of police cells before he finally eloped from home and started living street life.
She was said to have however expressed willingness to keep her doors open if the young man would turn a new leaf and return home. It was observed that street life possibly exposed Afamefuna to cultism.
And that perhaps he couldn’t meet up with cult demands hence the decision to take his life. Also, the last phrase of his suicide note, “IN THE NAME OF FUTA-JALUN my mother high temple”, may have something to do with either mysticism or cultism.