Residents of Wole Madariola Street, Aguda, Surulere, Lagos have been asking questions about what pushed Chidike Oyeka, a graduate of Madonna University, Anambra, to stab himself repeatedly thereby taking his own life. Chidike on April 19, 2013, took a kitchen knife and stabbed himself repeatedly until his intestines were disemboweled.
He had just concluded his National Youth Service Corps program and a relative, who wished to remain anonymous, said the 25-year-old had been depressed for some time.
Narrating what transpired on the day the victim died, the relative said it happened after everyone had gone to sleep.
She said he went into the kitchen, took a kitchen knife and stabbed himself three times.
She said, “I do not know the time it happened exactly but everyone had gone to bed while he stayed in the parlour. Around midnight, he was found lying in a pool of blood and the knife soaked in blood.
“His intestines were on the floor as well. From what we deduced, he stabbed himself three times without screaming because no one heard any noise. At daybreak, we went to Aguda Police Station to report the matter.”