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madonna university okija campus

Residents of Wole Madariola Street, Aguda, Surulere, Lagos have been asking questions about what pushed Chidike Oyeka, a graduate of Madonna University, Okija, to stab himself repeatedly thereby taking his own life. Chidike on April 19, 2013, took a kitchen knife and stabbed himself repeatedly until his intestines were disemboweled.
madonna graduate Chidike Oyeka
He had just concluded his National Youth Service Corps program and a relative, who wished to remain anonymous, said the 25-year-old had been depressed for some time.

She said, “He did his NYSC in Delta State and only returned in February. Upon returning, he started to act strangely and we noticed that he was no longer sociable. Most times he would sit at a corner by himself and when we asked him what was wrong, he would say he was not happy. When the symptom became persistent, his parents took him to a hospital but nothing was discovered to be wrong with him, so we took him back home and continued to monitor him.”

Narrating what transpired on the day the victim died, the relative said it happened after everyone had gone to sleep.

She said he went into the kitchen, took a kitchen knife and stabbed himself three times.

She said, “I do not know the time it happened exactly but everyone had gone to bed while he stayed in the parlour. Around midnight, he was found lying in a pool of blood and the knife soaked in blood.

“His intestines were on the floor as well. From what we deduced, he stabbed himself three times without screaming because no one heard any noise. At daybreak, we went to Aguda Police Station to report the matter.”

Source: Punch


One comment

  • This is terrible and soooo saddening. What a wasted life, potential and a promising future. I think his folks should have done more for him to help him heal or find out what was troubling him than a visit to the hospital, ( perhaps, a spiritual dimension could have been the remedy) as no one but himself and his Creator knew the extent of what he was going through/battling with until his unfortunate end.
    In the developed world, this manner of symptoms are not handled trivially (they are taken seriously) cos of their ultimate consequences.
    I commiserate with his family and friends.

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