23-Yrs-Old Albino, Ugochukwu Ekwe Commits Suicide in FESTAC Due To Stigmatization

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at 12:13 PM, 17/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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23-year-old albino, Ugochukwu Ekwe on Sunday committed suicide in the Festac area of Lagos State because he was frustrated by the fact that he was different and could no longer bear the stigmatization and discrimination from people.

The incident occurred at 311 Road, B Close‎, after the deceased’s parents went to church.
‎The Nation alleged that the deceased had attempted suicide last month after complaining of the discrimination he suffered from people as a result of his pigmentation.
He was said to have been rescued by a friend who arrived early enough, but he succeeded on Sunday after refusing to follow his parents to church, it was learnt.
A source in the neighbourhood told The Nation that his parents discovered his body hanging on the ceiling fan when they returned from church.
He said: “On arrival from church, his parents were shocked to discover the body of their son hanging from the ceiling fan in one of the apartments.
“One of his siblings was said to have raised alarm which attracted curious neighbours.
“I was returning from church when I saw people gathered in front of the block of flats. When I enquired, I was told that Ugochukwu had committed suicide.
“He finished his secondary school education since 2009. I also learned he had threatened to take his life, saying he was frustrated.”
“Later, we saw some policemen from Festac division who removed the body.”

When contacted, spokesperson for the police command, DSP Patricia Amadin said she was yet to get details from the Area ‘E’ Commander, Frank Mba.

Blessed75 at 12:41 PM, 17/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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Rip
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austinesnow at 12:46 PM, 17/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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STIGMA MADE U TAKE UR PRECIOUS LIFENI... Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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winace at 12:52 PM, 17/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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And nigerians are very good at stigmatization, rascism, tribalism. So am not surprise at dis at all. May his soul rest in peace.
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winace at 12:52 PM, 17/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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And nigerians are very good at stigmatization, rascism, tribalism. So am not surprise at dis at all. May his soul rest in peace.
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Activated at 12:54 PM, 17/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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Rest in peace but I believe your Albinism is God's wish. You should have turned it into a weapon than let people remind you of it.

For instance, you are fair and probably the fairest while some people would go any length to bleach their skin just to have a tint of fairness in them. Again that you are albino doesn't mean your kids would be albino.

Also my dear you should have surrounded yourself with people of positive mind, that might you. Maybe your parents should have been at the forefront in this one.
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SwtBabes at 12:56 PM, 17/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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RIP
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Fashoney at 01:22 PM, 17/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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So SAD,RIP!
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Fashoney at 01:23 PM, 17/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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I understand hw he feels but dat one nor mean say make u take ur life naw!!!
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mercymadu at 01:25 PM, 17/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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RIP.....buh his parent should av showed him more love....
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Ololababs at 01:35 PM, 17/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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Poor boy. May his soul RIP and this who stigmatized him will neva know peace. 

When we ask people to say NO to stigmatisation, racism, discrimination, oppression,  tribalism etc. They think it's a matter of joke.

If u treat ur fellow human being unfairly due to their race, colour, disability, tribe etc. (Freethinker and his fellow murderers se u dey hear Huh?) U are nothing but a blood sucking animal, a murderer! It's never too late 4 u to change for good.

It's a free world! Don't deprive others from achieving their full potential in life cuz no one stopped u.
LIVE AND LET OTHERS LIVE!!!
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ngfineface at 01:42 PM, 17/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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Why post this when there is no confirmation yet? You follow dey kill albinos. Mtcheeew
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bishopnwa18 at 01:50 PM, 17/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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SO SHOCK , MY WARNING GOES TO ALL THIS NIGERIAN COMEDIANS, TO DISEASE FROM THERE UNGODLY JOKE DEY MADE WITH PPLES LIKE DIS IN THE NAME OF CRACKING JOKE TO FEED THEIR POCKET
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kelvin500 at 02:22 PM, 17/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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Quote from: Activated on 12:54 PM, 17/08/2015
Rest in peace but I believe your Albinism is God's wish. You should have turned it into a weapon than let people remind you of it.

For instance, you are fair and probably the fairest while some people would go any length to bleach their skin just to have a tint of fairness in them. Again that you are albino doesn't mean your kids would be albino.

Also my dear you should have surrounded yourself with people of positive mind, that might you. Maybe your parents should have been at the forefront in this one.
how do you even begin to think his albinism was God's wish lol
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matanmi13 at 02:33 PM, 17/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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Omo awo ile de ee o!
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stboy000 at 03:00 PM, 17/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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RIP
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proly at 03:13 PM, 17/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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Rip
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PaskyWosky at 03:13 PM, 17/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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same story different captions....old news
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HOPEA23 at 03:13 PM, 17/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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E yeah...rip

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DJSNIPPER at 03:15 PM, 17/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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his father knwe the reason...simple as that if u can understand
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