Peter Omole, a brother to Emmanuel Omole, the young photographer who committed suicide in Abuja, has given an account of his brother’s condition before he took his life.
The deceased was found dead in a room on June 22 after drinking insecticide.
In the suicide note he left behind, Emmanuel explained that he has been going through a lot for some time which has been challenging to share with others.
“I’ve been surrounded by people who may have honestly thought I was okay but I haven’t been okay for a while. I’m really fighting some battles that I can’t even tell anyone. I wish I could open up to people close to me, but I guess this is bigger than me. Now, it is winning the battle over me,” the note read in part.
However, Peter told Punch Metro that his brother’s suicide shocked him, insisting that the 28-year-old was very healthy.
He said, “He didn’t explain to anyone even though he said he had been fighting the battle for long. He lived a healthy life, especially this year, and there wasn’t anything wrong with him at all. As far as I’m concerned, he didn’t suffer from any sickness.
“They’ve buried him because my mum was acting strange; she wanted to enter the room to see him. So, people decided to bury him so that she won’t continue feeling bad.”