A mother of two, Esther Frank, has dropped a heartwrenching note before committing suicide in the Uyo area of Akwa Ibom State on Thursday, April 9.
In the terse note addressed to her children and Dubai-based husband, the victim lamented that she could no longer handle the pressure and lies coming from him.
The Anambra indigene equally apologised to her children for what she was about to do, before going ahead to ingest what appeared to be insecticide which claimed her life.
The suicide note read, “Please take care of my children please. I can’t take the pressure and lies you are telling again. I can’t take it, please it’s too much. You made everyone around me to hate me. Please forgive me, am sorry”.
And to her two sons she wrote, “Gerald please forgive me. Andre please forgive me. You guys are my life.”
Meanwhile, The Herald learnt that a neighbour, Mrs Iboro Etuk, had gone to the victim’s apartment and discovered her lying on the floor.
Addressing reporters on Friday, Etuk said that she rushed out of the apartment to inform neighbours after she found that the lady was unconscious.
She added that neighbours who dashed into the apartment found a bottle of insecticide on the floor and dawned on everyone that Frank committed suicide.
The neighbour said the victim was rushed to St Luke’s Hospital in Anua, Uyo, where she eventually died.
Etuk said, “Mrs Esther Frank, is in her early thirties. She just graduated from the University and is yet to go for her youth service. She is from Anambra state while her husband, Mr Frank is from Delta state, but he is currently in Dubai.
“She sent her three- year -old boy to come and stay with my children. It has never happened before. She told me, ‘I am going to buy something, please take care of my children’.
“Before that, we both stood outside to buy satchet water but since we didn’t see the water to buy she went back to her apartment, while I waited outside. When I heard her baby crying, I told her three-year-old son who was in my apartment, to take me inside the house.
“I saw her on the floor. I shook her and told her to pick up her son but she did not respond. I ran out and informed the landlady and the other tenants. They came and saw the bottle of sniper on the floor. We rushed her to the hospital where she died. The landlady later reported the incident to the Police, ‘B’ Division.
“When the landlady called her husband and told him his wife was dead, he exclaimed ‘What?’. He said the deceased had been threatening to kill herself and had sent her husband a message threatening to kill herself.
“Her two children are currently staying with my family. The three-months-old baby cried throughout the night. I am now the one taking care of the baby.
“The Police were here to investigate the matter. They are aware that we have taken temporary custody of the children.”
The Akwa Ibom State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), CSP Fredrick Nnudam, said he has yet to be briefed on the incident.