A 30-year-old man has committed suicide in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The victim, whose identity is yet to be ascertained, reportedly hanged himself in a bush around Area Eight in Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC).
Witnesses told the Nigerian Tribune that he removed his trouser and kept it beside his bag before he worked through the stream and hanged himself on the only standing tree inside the stream.
Unconfirmed reports said the deceased, who wore a red shirt and cream trouser, was not with a suicide note and might have committed suicide as a result of frustration and joblessness.
One of the witnesses, Suleiman Tukur, a trader told the Nigerian Tribune that it was another trader who went to the bush to defecate that saw his body dangling on the tree.
According to Tukur, “that bush is where we (traders) normally go to defecate. So, one of us went there to make use of it when he saw him dangling from the tree. He was dead already. He now alerted us before we all moved there to confirm the authenticity of the report.
“So, we immediately alerted the police and they came around to remove the corpse and took it to an unknown mortuary.” He added.
When contacted on phone, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), FCT Command, Anjuguri Manza, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) confirmed the incident to the Nigerian Tribune, saying neither suicide note nor identity card was found on him, while his corpse had been deposited at an undisclosed mortuary.