Iliya Adamu, a 34-year-old man, committed suicide after he was accused of stealing his brother’s N40,000 in a village in Girei, in the Girei Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
PUNCH Metro gathered that Adamu’s corpse was found dangling on a tree in a nearby bush in the community.
He was said to have committed suicide because he could not withstand being mocked and called a thief after his yet-to-be-identified brother reportedly accused him of stealing the N40,000 kept in a family safe.
After perpetrating the crime, his family members alongside neighbours, who could not locate his whereabouts, launched a search for him in the community.
They were said to have found his lifeless body in the bush two days after he went missing.
Sources in the community also said a container of insecticide was found under the tree where his corpse was found.
Contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Suleiman Nguroje, who confirmed the incident, said, “The command is investigating the suicide.”
TRAGIC: 32-year-old Man Jumps Into Ilorin River In Apparent Suicide
Peter Ajayi, a 32-year-old man, reportedly plunged into the Asa River behind All Saints Anglican Church on Taiwo Isale road in Ilorin, Kwara State capital, on Thursday.
Daily Post reports that in what looked like a movie, Peter ran to the riverside behind the church, took off his slippers, and jumped into the river.
The tragic incident occurred at about 11:45 a.m on Thursday, September 8, 2022.
“Frantic efforts by family members to prevent him from embarking on the action failed as he ran to the river side like a possessed person to actualise his aim,” a source who witnessed the scene informed Daily Post in Ilorin on Sunday.
All efforts by the Kwara State Fire Service personnel to recover his remains proved abortive.
The fire service spokesman, Hassan Adekunle, told our correspondent that the search for Peter’s body was on Sunday, September 11, 2022, extended to the outskirts of Ilorin, Shao town in Moro Local Government Area of the state, without success.
He, however, said the relentless search would continue until the fire service recovers the body.
SAD: 16-year-old Boy Found Dead In Apparent Suicide In Kano
Ibrahim Lawan, a 16-year-old boy, has reportedly hanged himself in Kuki village, Bebeji Local Government Area of Kano State.
Reasons the boy committed suicide have yet to be ascertained.
According to a statement by the Rano Emirate Public Relations Officer, Nasiru Habu Faragai, the district head of Bebeji submitted the report of the tragic incident to the Emir of Rano, Ambassador Kabiru Muhammad Inuwa, during the Emirate Council meeting on Monday.
He explained that the emir directed that the report be taken to the police in the Emirate Council for discreet investigation into the cause of the death.
However, when contacted for more details on the incident, the PRO told our correspondent that the deceased’s father was interrogated by the village head on whether the boy was into drugs or mentally ill.
“The emir was worried about the incident and asked the district head whether the boy was into drug abuse. He also asked the father whether he had some mental problems or they had grudges with someone, but the father said nothing was done to him. He also said he was not into drugs,” Faragai said.
He added that the emir directed district heads of the council to embark on intense prayers to ward off similar occurrences.
Calls put across to the spokesman for the Kano State Police Command, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, were not answered as of the time of filing this report.