A 27-year-old graduate, Nsisong Okon Etim, has committed suicide at Efiat Ikot Edo community in Uyo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.
He was said to have killed himself on Tuesday over alleged frequent disturbances by his mother, step-brother and landlord.
The deceased, a graduate, disclosed the reasons for taking his life in a suicide note he dropped before hanging himself.
In the note, the late Nsisong said: “I am ending my miserable life to escape from constant worries and disturbances by my mother, step-brother and the landlord, whose shop I rented to sell cooking gas.”
The suicide has continued to shock residents of Ukpong Edet Street in the Effiat Ikot Edo Offot community where the deceased lived with his mother.
Family sources said the deceased completed the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme last year and went into the business of selling cooking gas on the Old Ring Road, Uyo, “because of inability to get a job.”
The deceased, one of the sons of the late village head of the community, Chief Etim Eton, according to her sister, Miss Edidiong Okon Etim, “was very discreet and always kept to himself.”
“He rarely ate our mother’s food. He usually cooked for himself.”
It was gathered that the deceased, after returning from shop in the evening, locked himself in his room, removed his clothes and wore boxer shorts. He broke the ceiling, tied a rope to the rafters and strangled himself.”
His mother, Mrs. Patience Eton, who was in tears on Wednesday morning when his remains were being lowered from the rafters for ritual and burial, was too shock to speak.
The youth leader (Obong Effak) of Umoebet\Esuene streets, Comrade Godwin Okon Sunday, expressed sadness about what he described as “an unfortunate incident.”
“I saw him recently. He was an introvert.
“I think based on the content of his suicide note, he was frustrated following the hardship in the country,” the youth leader said.
He urged the government to create what he called “economic windows and social security palliatives, to cushion the effect of the prevailing harsh economic realities caused by high unemployment rate in the country.”