A 25 years old Chime Chinedu Afamefuna, has been
saved from death after drinking a poisonous concoction suspected to be
rat poison in a bid to commit suicide on August 12.
The incident took
place in a classroom at Uwani Boys Secondary School Enugu. Reports has it that
he was saved by a member of the Enugu State
Command of the Nigerian Legion Corps of Commissionaires, Ekoh-Clement
O.I., who along with his men stumbled on Chime and alerted Uwani police
When the police invited Aneke, the woman
whose name was on a suicide note he wrote, it was discovered that she is
Afamefuna’s auntie and also sponsored his secondary school education
before he ran away from home and joined street boys.
was gathered that Afamefuna’s mother died shortly after giving birth to
his immediate younger brother. Aneke said since the sad incident, she
assumed the responsibility of taking care of him and his younger
The auntie was said to have
expressed frustrations at Afamefuna’s delinquent behaviours, a
development that had seen him in and out of police cells before he
finally eloped from home and started living street life.
was said to have however expressed willingness to keep her doors open
if the young man would turn a new leaf and return home. It was observed
that street life possibly exposed Afamefuna to cultism.
that perhaps he couldn’t meet up with cult demands hence the decision
to take his life. Also, the last phrase of his suicide note, below.. “IN THE NAME OF FUTA-JALUN my mother high temple”, may have
something to do with either mysticism or cultism.