A fresh graduate of Electrical Engineering from Yaba College of Technology, Oluwamuyiwa Oluwagbemileke, aka Spartacu, has killed himself days after hinting about his death on Facebook.
Twenty-seven year-old Olumiyiwa poisoned himself on Wednesday, and died barely two weeks to the commencement of his one year National Youth Service Scheme after his posts on Facebook hinted he was suicidal.
In one post he wrote, “When a man’s life is unstable, worried, downcast and destabilised, things he does right before will become wrong no matter the best he puts in. He loses focus and strength; he becomes unhappy and angry at everything even if he tries to wear a smiling face.
“Thoughts of death will come in the scene. He keeps asking the question, ‘why me?’ He becomes helpless and even if he’s among people, he still feels lonely. Life can be truly unfair.
“Advice: Never let your ugly situations weigh you down. When you notice things are not going well, check yourself before it makes you feel worried.”
In another post about an hour before he committed suicide, he wrote: “Please, help me stand by my mother. She’s the reason why I have lived this far. Thank you. To my loved ones.”
Buried on Saturday at Attah Cemetery, Yaba, friends of the deceased on Facebook have taken to his wall to mourn him.
One of them, Leji Ni’holla Daniel wrote: “Still don’t understand y u ad to commite #suicide few months after d completion of ur #programm…You should av not done dhz to ursef no matter d situation….. #Rip #spar.”
Another, Helen Nwankwo posted, “Why muyiwa!!did I or any of ur loved ones who care and hv bin dere for u wronged u in any way?for u to wake up one morning and all dat came to ur mind was to take ur own life without any regards to dose who loves u unconditional.
No matter d situation or challenges, muyiwa it does not worth taken ur own life(don’t no u to evn hurt an ant talk less ur own life),do u no d pain u hv left in d heart of many known u gave up easily after u hv seen urslf tru d rough stages in life