Further details have emerged regarding the untimely death of 32-year-old Amarachi Ugochukwu, a banker who reportedly committed suicide by consuming insecticide in the restroom at her workplace.
The incident occurred on Monday, January 8, 2023, within the premises of a bank in Ikorodu where Ugochukwu was employed. She discreetly made her way to the restroom, where she tragically ingested the harmful substance, unbeknownst to her colleagues.
A suicide note was discovered beside her lifeless body, revealing the deep struggles she faced. In the note, Ugochukwu expressed despair over the economic hardships in the country, citing personal challenges and a bleak outlook on the future. She apologized to her parents and other family members in the poignant letter.
Adding another layer to the tragic narrative, a Facebook user named Folusho Adebisi claimed in a post that Ugochukwu, besides her banking job, juggled multiple roles to make ends meet. Describing her as friendly and hardworking, Adebisi revealed that the deceased was also engaged in shoemaking and had patronized his son’s footwear business.
“Amarachi was a young lady, friendly, amiable, and hardworking, a lady cobbler that combined her stressful job of a banker with another stressful business of shoemaking and marketing. I read she left a suicide note complaining of a hard life, hard economy, etc.,” wrote Adebisi.
The tragic incident sheds light on the challenges faced by individuals navigating the complexities of multiple jobs in a demanding economic environment, prompting reflection on the broader issues surrounding mental health and well-being in society.