Father of one commits suicide in Imo


A middle-aged man identified as Austine (Biggy) has allegedly committed suicide at Umunwalo off CGG road Irete, Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State.

The deceased, who hailed from Awo- Idimili, Orsu LGA, reportedly hanged himself in the early hours of Thursday.

The father of one was said to have died by hanging himself on a ceiling fan in his room.

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It was gathered that the gory scene has since thrown the entire neighbourhood, especially the residents around the first bus stop, Umuoyo village into shock and mourning.

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A community source, Deacon Dan Opara told DAILY POST that no suicide note was discovered but witnesses said his action might not be unconnected with economic hardship or failed marriage from his wife who reportedly left with his child after dumping him for another man.

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Opara said why the deceased took his own life is not known as he was reported to look hale and hearty the last time he was seen by his neighbours before he committed the suicide.

A neighbour who pleaded anonymity said the co-tenant had knocked severally with no response but rather perceived a strange odour suspected to be chemical oozing out from within.


It was gathered that it was at that point that the neighbours forced open the door only for them to find him dead, with foam and blood in his mouth and nostrils. It is unfortunate that the young man decided to commit suicide.

“For some time now he had been behaving like someone who had a mental health problem.”

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Imo State Police Command, Michael Abattam confirmed the incident, describing it as accurate.

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