An indigene of Benue state by name Master Verishima Unokyur, 19 from Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, has committed suicide in his parent’s home in Mafoluku, in the Oshodi area of Lagos State.
Benue.com.ng gathered that on Thursday the 200-level student of Social Works had on Tuesday sent a text message to his best friend, welcoming him into the New Year.
According to our investigation, the message read at the end “See you in heaven,”
Our correspondent further learnt that the Benue State indigene committed suicide between that time and Wednesday when his corpse was discovered, by hanging himself with his tie.
His immediate younger brother, Asor, was reportedly asleep at the time.
Asor said their mother was also away, adding that his brother never showed any sign that he would commit suicide.
Mr. Asor said, “I was sleeping when my phone rang and when I checked, I saw that it was my mum calling. She said I should come and open the door for her. As I was coming down, I saw my brother dangling like a pendulum from where he hanged himself. That was around 7am.
“He didn’t complain about anything. But I remember that before I went to sleep, he was quiet. I asked what was wrong with him, but he said nothing. My mum had just the two of us; he was my elder brother.”
Our correspondent gathered from a close family friend that the victim had told his mother that he would die anytime.
He explained that the mother, who was alarmed, took him to different prayer houses, which however, did not stop Verishima from killing himself.
“When he was in secondary school, he always kept to himself. Nobody knew anything about him,” he added.
Our correspondent learnt that policemen from the Mafoluku division visited the scene and took photographs of the victim before calling an ambulance to convey the corpse to a mortuary.
A check on the Facebook page of Verishima showed he was an avid fan of DC Comics. He posted photos of super heroes on his cover page at different times.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, said “the case is under police investigation.”