A Delta-based banker has been found dead — less than 24 hours after his disturbing Facebook post on his mental health struggle.
Edafe Bright, the spokesperson of the state police, confirmed his passing to TheCable Lifestyle on Monday.
He said the case of the deceased, named Nworie Nnamdi Godson, is being investigated for any possible foul play.
While details of the case are still sketchy, unconfirmed reports and social media narratives claimed Godson committed suicide on Sunday by hanging himself on a water tank scaffold at Ugbeyiyi community in Sapele.
Speaking on the incident, Bright said: “It happened in Sapele. It’s confirmed. No details for now. The investigation is on. It looks like a suicide case but we’re trying to see if there’s anything [more]. We can’t rule out the possibility of foul play.”
A disturbing Facebook post about mental health was attributed to Godson on Saturday.
In the post, the deceased had lamented about struggling with his own mind.
“I no longer have a mind of my own. Cos I now do things I later regret. The struggle is not funny anymore. I am still good at heart so u know,” he wrote in the caption of about three of his photos.
After his demise, friends and well-wishers took to the comment section of the post to express their shock and pay condolence.
“When he posted this there was no comment but, now that he committed suicide, everyone is here to shed crocodile tears,” one Facebook user wrote.
In response, another said: “People didn’t understand that post, I for one thought it was a quote or any other caption people give to pictures. So you that understood it, why didn’t you alert other people about it.
“You people should stop the habits of painting yourselves saints. People are simply showing their genuine concern. It’s possible you didn’t see it on time just the way others didn’t see it too. Stop the blame game.”
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