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Men of the Akwa Ibom police command yesterday stopped a suicide attempt by  Sunday Omotayo, an university graduate, who has been jobless for ten years.

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.”

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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. I came to Akwa Ibom State because this is my last hope because of the stories of Governor Godswill Akpabio and his uncommon transformation. I came with the hope that with what is going on in the state, getting job would be easy. But since I came, I discovered that even many people from Akwa Ibom are also crying because of poverty and joblessness.”


  1. My dear,I understand your plight,it’s an unfortunate condition.But it doesn’t worth taking your own life by urself.Hold on a little bit,u might be next person to have a good job.

  2. My brother I know hw u feel but killing urself is a double ponishment,pls don,t give up god is seeing u,and I know he is also coming for you,believe me you will be a grate man,imagine a mechanical engeering,

  3. This guy has nothing to deliver to the work force, did i hear the idiot said ten year’s?

    1. U re heartless wit ur comment, I dnt expect such an arrogant comment 4rm U, 10years is not a joke, if U re 4tuanete, its not by ur power, I tink U shuld be reasonable wit ur comment 4 God bless upon U

    2. If you know that d guy has nothing to deliver to the workforce, that does not give u guarantee u to call him idiot. may God forgive you.

  4. Jonah Jonathan

    This life…. unemployment
    God help us oo

  5. Nigeria Government should do something bc why Graduate finish his school and be soffering again why why Goverment do something pls

  6. Wonders

  7. Wonders,,,,he is frustrAted

  8. Wonders,,,,he is frustrAted

  9. This life…. unemployment
    God help us oo

  10. Tomilola Agboola

    For those years u would have been your own boss if you had taken responsibility for your life, this our certificate has a way of decieving, if you had learnt mechanic as an Engineering graduate, by now you will be employing people. Wake up and change your life blueprint.

  11. @celohas…… U dnt talk to people like dat, have u ever been forstrated…… Ten good year and u talk like dat am so ashamed of uuuuuuu……. I dnt think u hve ever passed through the walls of a university not to talk of poply….. At my friend just take heart, God will provide for ur needs juSt be a litt….. Jst be a little time

  12. Taking ur life is not the solution of unemployment,just look around,there are small job that u can fixed yourself with.your life is important please.

  13. Collins Onuoha

    Honestly this guy is nt worthy 2 live ,he is shame to his perents ,who must hv spend their money for traning him in High he the only applicant in the world.? he shld help him self ,do some other thing around him. If he do this…?,what could been the position of people their perents did nt send 2 Sch, could hv done.pls allow the sleeping monkey 2 die., he is a fool

  14. Ezeugwu Osita Linus

    Guy u need advisers Bcos u are Lazy.I graduated years ago from Akanu Ibiam federal polytechnic Unwana in Ebonyi state,I search 4 work years bt all prove abortive,then went ahead learn a work which made me 2 b more successful than those Government staff.I can employ government staff & pay them more than government,Now my advise 2 u is 2 go & learn work like-mechanic which is ur profession or bricklayer which u can learn while u are geting money 4 ur daily bread & other self employ work.Guy employ yourself & don’t go 2 answer any body sir.

  15. Bad govt, 10 good years of graduation, yet no job, may God save his life, protect him n create his own best job, I dnt blame him


    my ppl pls dis is a seriouse issue,for others dat commented on dis matter u hv to b considerate wen posting ur comment,dis guy may nt b all dat lucky as most of u had ppl dat supported u to set up urself after skul,ask urself is it possible to stand on ur own if no body is behind to giv u d neccessary support afterskul?

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