Recession: 60-Year-Old Man Commits Suicide In Delta, Leaves Note Citing Hardship

Recession: 60-Year-Old Man Commits Suicide In Delta, Leaves Note Citing Hardship

By Ogala Osoka | Staff Reporter on October 17, 2016
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A 60-year-old man in Delta State has committed suicide.

The man is identified by Authority as Okporo Arigo, who hails from Ughelli North Local Government Area in Delta State, left a note where he cited his inability to feel and cater for his immediate family as reasons for committing suicide.

An anonymous source said, “He claimed to have embarked on the act to put a stop on his inability to take care of his immediate family after his younger brother, who is a serving councillor, abandoned him to his fate.

“I don’t think the man would have died if the state government had been paying the councillors their salaries. I believe the payment was part of what that led to the death of the councillor’s brother.”

The deceased was found in the bush with a suicide note hung around his lifeless body.

Reports of suicides are on the increase in the country since President Muhammadu Buhari’s emergence as president.

The Nigerian economy has tanked owing to the lack of effective economic policies to keep the economy booming and cushion the effects of the drop in oil prices.

President Muhammadu Buhari’s economic policy is solely driven by his undefined and malicious anti-corruption fight that has solely targeted his political opponents.

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