A female marketing employee of a commercial bank located in Ikorodu, Lagos State, has committed suicide.
The deceased bank worker, Amarachi Ugochukwu, 32, allegedly drank a liquid substance believed to be an insecticide.
The incident was said to have occurred on Monday within the bank’s premises.
It was learnt that at about 1pm, Ugochukwu locked herself up in the restroom, where she took the poisonous substance, unknown to her colleagues.
When the phone she left on her table rang persistently and she was not around to pick the calls, the other members of staff became worried and started searching for her.
Ugochukwu was said to have been found dead inside the toilet later with the bottle of insecticide and her suicide note.
The lady, in her suicide note sighted by our correspondent, blamed the hard economy for her decision to commit suicide, lamenting that nothing was working well for her.
Ugochukwu wrote in her suicide note, “Nothing is working in my life. My figures are low. 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. I can’t bear the pain anymore.”
She however apologised to her parents and other members of her family in the suicide note.
“I’m sorry mum, I’m sorry dad, I’m sorry Nene, Okwe, Toto, Nazor, Chuchu, Ifunanya,” she added.
“Dear Lord, have mercy on me!” Ugochukwu concluded in her suicide note.
The manager of the bank was said to have reported the incident to the police.
He reportedly told the police that Ugochukwu locked herself up in the toilet to commit suicide, adding that she was found dead when the door was forced open.
A medical doctor was said to have examined Ugochukwu and confirmed her dead.
Her corpse was later removed by the police and deposited at Ikorodu General Hospital for autopsy.
The police in Lagos are said to have launched an immediate investigation into the incident.
Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, has yet to make any official statement on the incident.