A senior banker in one of the popular commercial banks, Onyechere Ibeakanma, has committed suicide in his room in Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.
Ibeakanma, aged 46, was reported to have drunk sniper, a dangerous insecticide, which terminated his life.
The banker, who was married and had one daughter, allegedly took his own life on Friday, August 9, 2019, after leaving a note for his wife, Cecilia. He professed his love for her and their daughter and exhorted her not to cry for him.
In the note, Ibeakanma, said:
The best, that’s what I used to call you. Finally, this is the end of my journey here on earth.
The evil I have been battling with has succeeded in quenching the flame. You married a wrong man. You’re a good woman and you deserve the best. You need to be happy. You need to soar.
Please take care of our princess, Chinenyenwa. Tell her that I love her so much. Be peaceable with everyone though not gonna be easy. Tell my family not to harbor any resentment against you.
You’re a blessing to us. That’s the wish of a dying man. Don’t cry for me but pray for me. I love you and Chinenye so much.
Good Bye My beloved.Ibeakanma.
It was also reported that Ibeakanma left millions of Naira in one of his bank accounts, which dispels any thought of action being connected to any form of financial problem.
It was, however, indicated that the banker had always displayed some bizarre behaviors that no member of the family considered it seriously until his demise.
In a Facebook post on July 24, 2019, the deceased wrote: “THE LIGHT IS GRADUALLY DIMMING OUT.”
Police spokesman Bala Elkana, a Deputy Superintendent (DSP), said the command was not aware of the suicide, as no report was made at the Victoria Island Division or any police station in the state.