One Emmanuel Oshiotu a 33-year-old man and his live in lover, Amaka Okafor who was 25, were found dead on Thursday in their apartment in Uvwie community in the Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State.
The corpses of the lovers were found by neighbours in their apartment located at Ojigbo Crescent, Off Sapele-Effurun Road, Uvwie.
A neighbour of the deceased, who declined to be named, said, “Around 5am, we heard Emmanuel shouting for help and on breaking the door, found him vomiting white foam while his lover’s lifeless body lay a few distance from him.”
Speaking to a close friend of the deceased on the phone said “Emmanuel and his lover committed suicide by drinking sniper.
The suspected suicide was known through a post he left on his Facebook page.
Emmanuel left a rest in peace note for himself before consuming the bottle of sniper, it reads
”I won’t believe that I’ll one day type a suicide epistle like this. I’ve been battling with depression for a while now. No one knows what I’ve been going through. Nothing beats peace of mind and that I haven’t had in a while.
I once thought when there is money everything is fine and all problems are solved. Buh have come to understand that money can never buy peace of mind. U sleep and wake up peacefully. It’s a privilege that you ought to be grateful to God for, because is not ur right. So be grateful.
Don’t live your life for yourself alone, try to put a smile on someone’s face no matter how small. So many people battle depression secretly that nobody cares to know about. Nothing matters so much to humanity than for someone to be happy when he/she hears your name. Be the reason why someone is smiling today.
It’s a pity I’ve to leave this world this way. To all my family members, friends loved ones and well-wishers that I may have disappointed by this abominable act of mine, I sincerely apologies. It’s very easy to say suicide isn’t an option. Buh I do not wish my enemy to go through what I’m going through now. We’ll all meet to part no more.
Rest in peace Emmanuel Okikechukwu Evans Ochiotu
The neighbour said the lovers were rushed to the Central Hospital, Warri, where they were both confirmed dead on arrival and their bodies deposited in the morgue.
CSP Muktari Bello, the Divisional Police Officer, and his officers later inspected the bodies at the hospital.
DSP Edafe Bright, the acting state Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident.