Photo News: Unemployed Mechanical Engineering Graduate attempts suicide in Akwa Ibom

Filed in EDUCATION NEWS by on April 10, 2014 0 Comments

Report reaching news desk has it that a Mechanical Engineering graduate of Ekiti State University identified as Sunday Omotayo yesterday, attempted to commit suicide.

He was however prevented to carry out such loathsome act by the Men of the Akwa Ibom police command.


According to eyewitness, Sunday jumped off a of a speeding Toyota Hiace bus, expecting to be crushed to death by oncoming vehicles on the road leading to Ibom Plaza, Uyo.

The police said Sunday had earlier gone to the Prison Service asking warders to either kill him or allow him rot in jail.

An official at the prison who spoke anonymously said, “We just saw somebody, well dressed and on tie with no look of mentally deranged running towards us. His action forced us to become immediately alert with our weapons.

“The next thing he said was ‘shoot me’, ‘shoot me’, ‘I want to die’, ‘I am tired of this world.’ We were still facing him with our weapons when he scrambled towards us, saying we should allow him to enter and die inside the prison.”

It was after prison officials calmed him done and got him on a bus that from his sitting jumped off the to attempt the failed suicide. Journalists at the scenece heard Omotayo mumbling, “There is no state that I have not gone to in search of job in the past 10 years, but none for me.

Speaking with the press, Sunday lamented: “I came to Akwa Ibom State because this is my last hope. I have heard stories of Governor Godswill Akpabio uncommon transformation. But unfortunately, since I came, I discovered that even many people from Akwa Ibom are also crying because of poverty and joblessness.

The official stated that Omotayo was later overpowered by the police, who counselled him and forced him into a bus heading towards the Ibom Plaza roundabout.

An eyewitness, Effiong Bassey, said Omotayo jumped from the bus into the major road for other vehicles to run over him. Lying on the main road leading to the Government House, It took a while for policemen to get him out of the road. He insisted he must put an end to his poverty-stricken life in a rich country like Nigeria. team want to disabuse our mind from this belief that government provides jobs.There is no where in the world where the govt gives jobs rather we should be asking the govt to create an enabling environment where jobs can be created.

Anybody that kills him/herself because there is no job will regret it when he meets God.He can start something little on his own instead traveling from one place to another.Our private sectors are not helping in this matter.U go to some private institutions,where about 20 people should working, you find about 10 people doing the same job thereby creating hardship.It’s not only the govt that can solve the problem of unemployment.

God help US




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