[NEWS]Jilted by lover: 21-yr-old student commits suicide


FRIENDS and family members of a 21-year-old
student of Maritime Academy Oron, Effiong Otu
are at a loss why he committed suicide by hanging
himself on a rope in his room on Thursday
morning after he was jilted by his girl friend.
Ann, a family member told Vanguard that Effiong
was found hanging in his room at Diamond Hill, a
few minutes after he collected a rope from
neighbours who became suspicious soon after he
went inside his room with the rope wondering
what he wanted to use it for.
According to the
source, when his
mother Grace Otu, a
nurse at the University
of Calabar Teaching
Hospital left the
house at about 3pm
on that fateful day, the
young man borrowed
a rope and killed
himself.
According Ann: “The
10th of July was the
10th anniversary of his father’s death in a car
accident and after the anniversary and everyone
had left the house including his mother, he went
to a neighbour and borrowed a rope which he
took to his room and hung himself.”
Ann said: “The neighbours became suspicious of
what he was doing in his room with the rope and
decided to rush there but found the door to the
room locked and before they could force the door
open he had died.”
She said before he hung himself, he called one of
his friends, Adu on phone requesting him to tell
his girl friend, Blessing who works with the
UNICEM that she should now be happy that he
has killed himself for her.
“Before his friend could rush to the house, the
door had already been forced open by
neighbours and Effiong’s body was hanging from
the ceiling of the house”.
Ann stated that Effiong was an only son of the
family and was given the late father’s name as a
source of succor for the family but “he has again
left us by this thoughtless action”
Perhaps to give an inkling of his planned action ,
Effiong had posted his face book page on the 6th
of July the following message “It’s not about being
engaged, married or in a relationship. It’s about
being happy, safe, secured, relieved and feeling
good. It’s about peaceful state of mind, it’s about
sleeping at night without the fear of losing what
you’ve got.
It’s being yourself and not someone else, it’s
about feeling loved, happy, respected,
understood, cared for and appreciated.!
Goodnight my beautiful people!!
Efforts to speak with Hogan Bassey, the Cross
River State Police Public Relations Officer did not
yield any success as his phone was switched off.
Effiong’s body has been removed and de[posited
at the mortuary of the General Hospital, Calabar.

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