A tragic drama nearly played out in Yenogoa, the Bayelsa State capital, following a suicide attempt by a 49-year-old married man over the rejection of his love overtures by an 18-year-old girl along the Bay Bridge area of Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state.
The troubled man, Edaiken, who is married and has two children, was reported to have invested a huge amount of money and energy into the relationship with the girl.
The lover boy was shocked to learn that another married man had been sleeping with the girl on a regular basis.
LEADERSHIP learnt that the issue came to a head after the 18-year-old girl identified as Favour, openly rejected his sex overtures and deceived him into believing that it will be sex after marriage.
Troubled lover man could no longer hide his frustrations after he discovered Favour was going to bed with another man.
Edaiken, according to neighbours along the Bay Bridge area, became emotionally depressed and began the plot to commit suicide within the compound.
Speaking on the development, the wife of the troubled man, Florence, confessed that her husband woke her up in the night complaining that all the people he loved did not reciprocate his love. According to her,”he was in bad mood throughout and he asked me to take care of their two children if he dies.”
She said “I was alarmed when he came in complaining that all the people he loved did not reciprocate his love. I told him I love him but he said he was not referring to me, but one Favour whom he had spent so much money for and yet refused to return his gesture with love. Early in the morning, as he stood up from the bed, I tried to hold him back but he broke loose and went outside.
“Even then, I didn’t know that he had already got a rope and some chairs where he intended to hang himself.”