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Family Pressure Pushes Fresh Graduate To Commit Suicide




Daniel Ojukwu

The curtains drew on a sad note in the life of a young Nigerian graduate from one of Republic of Benin’s accredited Universities, Adokpela Simeon, as he committed suicide because of family pressure.

The news went viral on social media platforms as friends and family mourned his loss.

A suicide note containing the reason for his act surfaced online in which Simeon thanked his dad for all he had done for him, and stated the reasons for his demise.

Before taking his own life through ingestion of “Sniper” he was said to have written a note which read: “Dear Mom, Aunty Hadiza and Kpela, by the time you are reading this letter, you should know that I am dead.

“I drank sniper and killed myself because you pushed me to any earthly possession that I have in this life, including the car that daddy gave to me should be given to my younger brother, Sunny.

“I can’t keep up with the pressure you are putting on me, and daddy, I want to thank you for everything that you have done for me in this life. No one can ask for a better father.

“God will bless you abundantly. It is a shame I had to lose my life in this way. Please I ask you people to come to Cotonou and retrieve my corpse. This is supposed to be a moment of celebration (referring to his graduation) but the pressure that you are putting on my head mummy and aunty Hadija has forced me to wait life, get ready to mourned a dead son.

“Thank you all. Yours Faithfully. Late Adokpela Simeon.”

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