Amarachi Ugochukwu, a 32-year-old professional, met a tragic end within the confines of Globus Bank in Ikorodu, leaving behind a haunting tale of despair and unanswered questions.
Known for her tenure in the banking industry, Amarachi’s life took an unexpected turn on the January 8, 2024 around 1:00pm in the afternoon.
A bright and ambitious woman, Amarachi started her banking career with Zenith Bank in March 2020, a journey that continued until April 2023. Seeking new horizons, she transitioned to Globus Bank in May of the same year.
Her commitment and zeal were evident as she strived to meet her targets as a marketer. Unfortunately, her suicide note reveals the heavy burden she carried, blaming herself for what she perceived as wrong decisions and the relentless pressure to achieve professional milestones.
“Nothing is working in my life. My figures are low. My brain is cloged up. The economy is getting harder. My decisions are wrong. My mind is messed up. The future doesn’t seem bright at all, I see extreme hardship. I can’t bear the pain anymore. I’m sorry mum, I’m sorry dad, I’m sorry Meme, Okwe, Toto Nazor, Chuchu, Ifunanya. Lord, have mercy on me!” she wrote inside her diary under the date January 3, 2024.
A graduate of the University of Benin, Amarachi held a BSc in Accounting Education, graduating with a second-class upper, an impressive accomplishment that reflected her dedication to academic excellence. Her claim of being the best graduating student hinted at a tenacious spirit that sought perfection in every endeavor.
Beyond her professional pursuits, Amarachi’s social media profiles depicted a multifaceted individual.
Her posts reflected a determination to excel, stating unequivocally that she would either be the best at what she does or choose to do nothing. A lover of music, she found solace in singing, and her passion extended to strategic thinking through playing chess. Adventurous tours provided an outlet for her vibrant spirit.
In a poignant social media post, she expressed the challenges faced in meeting her targets, particularly in the unforgiving month of October. The post now serves as a haunting reminder of the internal struggles she faced.
“October was just there for me, my target wasn’t met. However, I keep my hope alive for November and indeed the remaining 60days of year,” she wrote.
The circumstances surrounding Amarachi’s passing prompt a painful question on the lips of many Nigerians: Did she succumb to the overwhelming pressure of her work, pushing her relentlessly to meet unattainable targets?
Her story serves as a stark reminder of the silent battles individuals face daily and the need for compassion and understanding in professional spaces.
May Amarachi Ugochukwu rest in peace.