A 26 year old man known identified as Okafor has committed suicide in Madalla, Niger State. A resident of the area, Abdullahi Shua’ibu, said the incident happened yesterday morning at Rock Avenue. He said a farmer rushed to alert some residents of Rock Avenue after seeing the body dangling from a tree.
The incident was reported to the police at Madalla division and that they came and removed the corpse and deposited it at the mortuary.
Shua’ibu said the deceased was said to have left a suicide note before he removed his shirt and hung himself, adding that a phone and a national identity card were found at the scene.
“From the content of the man’s suicide note, he told his brothers to take care of his children and that he was tired of life,” he said.
Our reporter learnt that the deceased, who operated a provision store at Madalla, became depressed due to economic hardship.
When contacted, the Madalla Divisional Police Officer (DPO), S. P Abdulkarim Ibrahim, said he had since been transferred out of the division.
While efforts to get the new DPO were not successful, a source at the division, however, confirmed the incident, saying the remains of the deceased had been deposited at Suleja General Hospital morgue, while investigation was ongoing.