Delta Publisher Commits Suicide Over Poor Newspaper Sales

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Arising from poor sales of his weekly newspaper and magazine, a publisher identified as Solomon (surname withheld), on Friday, allegedly committed suicide in Asaba, Delta State. It was reliably gathered that the publisher, who resided in Achalla Layout area of Asaba, took his life in anguish following the advent of poor sales in his newspaper business.

A suicide note he allegedly left behind, a copy of which was made available to our correspondent, read, “I cannot stay alive suffering when nobody is helping me. Even my wife and children abandoned me and sales in my newspaper business have been very poor.”

His wife, Rosemary (surname withheld), however, denied the allegation. In her reaction, she described the claim as untrue, insisting that her husband took his life when it became obvious he was lazy and was criticised by his friends and relations. The Commissioner of Police in Delta, Baba Usma, said the police had interrogated the wife and daughter of the deceased. He added that the body of the publisher was found danglingfrom a tree branch behind his house.

The late publisher’s son, Frank, who spoke to our correspondent, said, “I knew my mum and my sister contributed to what my father did, and that was what I told the police. And anytime my father tried to complain, my mum and sister would shut him up after they had allegedly lavished the N300,000 he took from a cooperative society as loan.”

Punch.

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