A man in his early 40 s has committed suicide by hanging himself on a mango tree outside his apartment in Ozuoba, Obio / Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The man , who was identified as Enietie Edem , was said to have hanged himself around 4 . 30am on Saturday without leaving a suicide note .
Residents described Edem as a good man , adding that the father of one from Akwa Ibom State did not have any misunderstanding with his neighbours .
It was learnt that the police came to the compound and arrested the man ’ s live – in lover before the corpse was taken away .
It was also gathered that the man had complained to some of his friends that his lover was keeping late nights .
One of the residents said Edem was a very huge man , but began to lose weight at a point before he took his own life .
The resident , who spoke on condition of anonymity , said , “ The man was from Akwa Ibom State and very friendly. It is true that the man was huge before , but he had emaciated .
I believe that his loss of weight was because he had no job .
His action could be as a result of marital issues.
“ It could be that the lover stay late outside.
The man talked about it with his neighbours .
Even as the police came to arrest the partner, she was saying the same thing that the man was complaining about her staying out late in the night .
But he never told anybody that he would kill himself. ”
Another resident , who also spoke on condition of anonymity , said Edem began losing weight at a point before he took his life , adding that his joblessness could have led him to commit suicide.
The resident stated , “ We just came this morning and saw this .
Maybe he was tired of life before he killed himself.
He was a very hefty man when we knew him ; later , he began to emaciate .
“The police came in and arrested his partner.
I knew him as a good man and he had no problems with anybody .
The man had no job , but was only manning the house he was living in for somebody.
The owner of the house does not live around here. ”
A man , who simply identified himself as Ibekwe , explained that the deceased might have decided to kill himself after suffering hardship .
When contacted , the state Police Public Relations Officer , Nnamdi Omoni, told our correspondent that he had not been briefed on the matter, adding that he travelled outside the state and only got back on Sunday.
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