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Albino Foundation Demands Explanation About Why Ugo Committed Suicide

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Some member’s of the Albino Foundation at Ugo’s residence

A few days ago, BN brought you the news about Ugo, a 23-year-old Lagos-based Albino man who committed suicide.

Following his death, members of the Albino Foundation in Nigeria are demanding an explanation about his death, Vanguard reports.

Some of the foundation’s members on Wednesday visited the deceased’s Festac residence and met with his family. Afterwards, they proceeded to the police to inquire about investigations into the matter.

Lagos State Coordinator of Albino Foundation, Omolala Joseph, said:

“We are here on behalf of the national headquarters of Albino Foundation in Abuja to find out what exactly led to the death of our colleague.

Though he was not a registered member of the Foundation, he was an albino like us, therefore, we have a duty to pay a condolence visit to the family, counsel them and orientate them.

Things like this cannot just happen. We need to know the exact cause so as to help re-orientate others.”

Meanwhile, Ugo’s family has denied reports that he committed suicide due to discrimination about his complexion. They also refuted reports that he took his own life because he was forced to convert to Jehova’s Witness faith.

A member of his family named Oluchi said:

“We have read a lot of reports on my brother’s death. I want to categorically state that he did not kill himself because he was forced to become a Jehovah’s Witnesses member.

It was not also because he was stigmatised as an albino. The truth is that what led him into the act were powers beyond him and he never left any note for us concerning his death.”

15 Comments

  1. bruno

    August 20, 2015 at 9:41 am

    his family members are evil.
    why are u Christians this way? u people dont feel remorse at all.

    first of all why would u force someone into ur cult. is it by force to be a jehova witness.

    ur child is dead and u have the nerve to say he didnt leave a note, why should he explain his suicide to such a wicked family.

    powers beyond him, really? ehat a wicked family. they will not own up to the fact that this poor boy was maltreated and bullied.

    • tomzy

      August 20, 2015 at 11:00 am

      They just said they didn’t force him no body put force on any one to be a Jehovah witness especially when the individual is an adult.Jehovahs witness is not a cult, get your facts right and don’t say things you don’t know or not clear about

    • Ohbaby

      August 20, 2015 at 2:36 pm

      What is your problem Bruno? did you read the details at all, family said one thing you are coming here to quote otherwise. Its not on every matter you have to vent your bitterness!

  2. hmm

    August 20, 2015 at 9:46 am

    RIP

  3. ToTheAlbinoFoundation

    August 20, 2015 at 9:53 am

    Please include full support for your members. Counselling, Skin Care regimens, Grants to start some entrepreneurial thing. They need support. The discrimination out there can only be imagined. They need a wonderful community that accepts them.

  4. francisca oma

    August 20, 2015 at 10:05 am

    Why is it dt they dont leave a note and save dia family members d headache. If u are bold enof 2 take ur own life u shud be bold enof 2 leave a note explainin d reasons 4 ur actions. Anyways, may his soul find rest

  5. flora

    August 20, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    To the family and friends of the deceased, May the Almighty God give you the heart to bear the loss while we hope on the assurance found in the last book of the Bible: “[God] will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” (Revelation 21:4)
    Dear Bruno
    JESUS CHRIST was accused of being a drunkard, a glutton, a Sabbath breaker, a false witness, a blasphemer of God, and a messenger of Satan. He was also accused of being subversive.—Matthew 9:34; 11:19; 12:24; 26:65; John 8:13; 9:16; 19:12. Jehovah’s Witnesses in general are ordinary people. Each week they conduct Bible studies in the homes of over six million people. Since the Bible teaches the best way of life, explains the only sure hope for mankind, and points out how to become acquainted with God, millions have found that studying the Bible and understanding what it says is an immeasurable pleasure. It is a pleasure available to you.
    Jehovah’s Witnesses do not hold ritualistic meetings, nor is their worship cloaked in secrecy . A Non-Witness author Julia Mitchell Corbett notes: “When they meet, usually more than once a week, in Kingdom Halls (their meeting sites are not called churches), most of their time is spent in Bible study and discussion.” Their meeting places are clearly marked with a sign. The meetings are open, and the general public is invited to attend. Unannounced guests are more than welcome. The “Witnesses have earned the reputation of being honest, courteous, and industrious,” adds Corbett in her book Religion in America. Many who are not Witnesses readily acknowledge that there is nothing freakish or bizarre about Jehovah’s Witnesses. Their conduct does not clash with what is accepted as normal social behavior. The New Encyclopedia Britannica accurately states that the Witnesses “insist upon a high moral code in personal conduct
    Multitudes around the world are well acquainted with Jehovah’s Witnesses. Of the millions of non-Witnesses who are studying the Bible with the Witnesses or who have studied with them at one time or another, we ask, were there any attempts to brain wash you? Did the Witnesses employ mind-control techniques on you? “No” would doubtless be your frank response. Obviously, if these methods had been used, there would be an overwhelming number of victims in contradiction to any argument in favor of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
    My younger sister is the only non-witness in my family , we only show her love and care with the Hope that she will one day come to have a close relationship with Jehovah. We will never force her
    Massachusetts newspaper, the Daily Hampshire Gazette, explains that Jehovah’s Witnesses’ “strict interpretation of the Bible forbids many activities others take for granted . . . , all in an effort to follow the example of first-century Christians and the word of the Bible.” The Encyclopedia of Religion agrees that “all that they believe is based on the Bible. They ‘proof text’ (that is, supply a biblical citation to support) almost every statement of faith, taking for granted the authority of the Bible, which entirely supplants tradition.” The book Religion in America states: “The group has never wavered from its focus on Bible study, and its teachings are supported by an elaborate system of references to scripture.”
    It is clear that Jehovah’s Witnesses are as far from being a cult as Jesus was from being a glutton and a drunkard. Admittedly, not everyone who was influenced by the false reports about Jesus and his disciples fell into the trap of slandering him. Some may simply have been misinformed. If you have questions about Jehovah’s Witnesses and their beliefs, why not get to know them better? The doors to their Kingdom Halls are wide open to all who seek truth.
    You can also benefit from their careful search for accurate Bible knowledge and learn how to worship God in harmony with Jesus’ words found in the Bible book of John 4:23.

    • Anon2

      August 20, 2015 at 2:39 pm

      You do not have to explain all this to Bruno..I am sure he is not searching for the truth but only trying to spite the situation as usual. Please save it for someone else who truly needs it

    • flora

      August 21, 2015 at 11:47 am

      Thanks dear but at one time Paul too had a closed mind. He confessed: “Formerly I was a blasphemer and a persecutor and an insolent man. Nevertheless, I was shown mercy, because I was ignorant and acted with a lack of faith.” (1 Timothy 1:13) However, he accepted the truth about Jesus Christ and cast off his prejudices. His example shows that Bible truth can help ‘overturn strongly entrenched things’ in the heart if such things are detrimental to our well-being.—2 Corinthians 10:4.

    • bruno

      August 20, 2015 at 4:04 pm

      thats why u people dont allow blood transfusions which has resulted in the death of many. continue killing innocent people.

    • oj

      August 20, 2015 at 4:36 pm

      pls, mention the “many” that u know. be spreading false stories.

    • flora

      August 21, 2015 at 12:01 pm

      Jehovah’s Witnesses do not accept types of treatment that conflict with Bible principles. Blood transfusions is one of them because the Bible forbids the taking of blood to sustain the body. (Genesis 9:4; Leviticus 17:1-14; Acts 15:28, 29) God’s Word also prohibits health treatments or procedures that involve the use of “uncanny power,” or spiritism.—Isaiah 1:13; Galatians 5:19-21.
      Many health-care professionals provide lifesaving treatments that do not conflict with Bible standards. Such treatments, which many Witnesses choose to accept, are often of a better quality than those that ignore what God requires.

  6. Adaeze Writes

    August 20, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    I feel so sad that he died this way. May his soul continue to rest in peace. Amen

  7. Tofu Nation

    August 20, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    Depression is a silent killer, sometimes there are no words for what one feels… What drives them into the dark places, you can call it a “strange force”..

    But suicide is a really selfish act ! So selfish! It’s like they don’t even care about the people who love them!, just in a hurry to end it all, throw their lives away so they can feel nothing and their loved ones are left behind to deal with the pain! Selfish!

  8. hopeforbruno

    August 22, 2015 at 6:53 am

    I hope Bruno gets to join the ‘jehova witness cult’ someday coz it’s probably the only way u can change.
    I love your explanation flora, lrarnt a lot!

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