A middle-aged man has reportedly committed suicide at Ogida, in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State.
The incident was said to have occurred at a wood market located in the area.
It was learnt that the corpse of the man, whose identity could not be ascertained, was seen hanging from the ceiling of a sawmill on Friday morning.
Many of the traders in the market were said to have abandoned their stores when they sighted the body of the man.
It was learnt that his neck was held by a piece of cloth tied to the ceiling of the sawmill.
It was also gathered that though the deceased did not leave a suicide note, some loaves of bread were found at the spot where he hanged himself.
Some of the residents were said to have expressed shock over the incident because the late man was not a familiar face in the area.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Theodore Okafor, confirmed the incident on Saturday evening.
Okafor described it as a suspected case of suicide, and disclosed that the corpse had been deposited in a mortuary for an autopsy, adding that investigation had commenced.
Okafor said, “No relation came up; nobody knows his name, tribe and he was not a familiar face around that place. Even the owner of the shop reported to the police. So, it is true. The corpse has been taken to a mortuary for a post-mortem. Investigation is ongoing now.
He, however, advised the residents not to take dangerous steps in times of difficulty but hope that things would get better.
The PPRO added, “Before now, things were easy for everybody. So, this difficult situation will also pass by and a good condition will still come back. So, why should people commit suicide?”
Culled from Punch
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