32-yr-old bank staff commits suicide in Lagos

A female banker in one of the first-generation banks in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State has reportedly committed suicide.

The recovery of her lifeless body on the floor of the bank’s toilet generated fear and uneasy calm anong the co-workers.

The deceased, identified as Amarachi Ugochukwu, was said to have committed suicide

A suicide note and an empty can of insecticide she was suspected to have drunk were found on the floor of the toilet.

The late Amarachi, a Marketing staff, according to her colleagues, left her table at about noon, on January 8, 2024, to ease herself.

Her long absence was noticed, after her phone, which she left on the table, repeatedly rang out without response.

Out of curiosity, some of her colleagues were said to have searched for her within the premises.

One of them, who went to search for her in the toilet, was said to have found it locked from inside. Apprehension set in when several knocks on the door were greeted with silence from within.

When the door was forced open, she was found on the floor, motionless.

A 2024 diary in which she wrote the suicide note read: ” Nothing is working in my life. My brain is clogged up. The economy is getting harder. My decisions are wrong. My mind is messed up. The future doesn’t seem bright at all, I see extreme hardship, and I can’t bear the pain anymore. I’m sorry Mom, I’m sorry Dad”…

She further apologized to five other persons, mentioning their names and ended the note with “Dear Lord, have mercy on me”.
Her colleagues said a doctor who was invited, confirmed she was dead.

A team of policemen from the Ikorodu division that visited the scene upon receiving the information evacuated the corpse to the Ikorodu General Hospital for autopsy.

Police sources hinted that the deceased’s family was contacted.

Efforts to reach the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hudenyi, on the tragedy failed.
But Police sources hinted that an investigation had begun.

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