A graduate of Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, waiting for the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, call up, has allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself with a rope in his family house. Vanguard gathered that the man whose name is yet to be ascertained at press time, allegedly killed himself on Sunday after attending a mass service in one of the Catholic churches in the area.
A resident of Umuobe village, Ovom, Obingwa council area, where the incident took place, told Vanguard that the deceased had a good job, wondering why he had to take his life. “He returned from church on Sunday and nobody suspected that such a thing was going to happen. It was around 5pm that the bad news broke. The mother and the dad we learnt are all dead. ‘’I think he is the breadwinner of the family. It is very unfortunate. We learnt that he will be among the people that will be going for NYSC soon because he schooled in Abia poly,” he said.
A cross section of sympathizers who thronged the area, told Vanguard that the incident was a sacrilege which made it compulsory for a ritual to be performed before his body could be touched and buried. “So, it was on Monday that they (villagers) after performing the rituals took away his corpse from the room where it was lying,” they said. When contacted, the Abia State Police Commissioner, CP Habila Joshak, confirmed the incident.