A 46-year-old banker has committed suicide by drinking a poisonous substance inside his room in Victoria Island, Lagos. Onyechere Ibeakanma, who was married with one daughter, allegedly took his own life on Friday, August 9, after leaving a note for his wife, Cecilia, who was out shopping.
In the note, the Relationship Manager of one of the new generation banks, said: “The best, that is 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 are 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 it is not gonna be easy. Tell my family not to harbour any resentment against you. You are 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. Goodbye my beloved.”
According to a family source, Onyechere left millions of Naira in one of his accounts, so his decision to commit suicide shocked many. The source, however, hinted that the banker had always exhibited some strange behaviours that no member of the family took serious until his death.
In a Facebook post on July 24, 2019, the deceased had written: “The light is gradually dimming out.”