19-year-old boy commits suicide in Anambra because he was denied access to banana

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A 19-year-old from Anambra identified as Prince Chigozie, has reportedly committed suicide because he was denied some bananas by one of his relatives.

The incident took place in Mmakwum village, Obosi in the Idemili North Local Government Area of the state.

PUNCH Metro reported that Chigozie hanged himself in his room.

A source in the community who begged not to be named for fear of victimisation said that Chigozie was found hanging in his room by his father.

He said:

“Though no suicide note was found around him about his death; we suspect he killed himself because he was denied of some bananas by one of his relations, whom, I wouldn’t want to mention here.

“I saw him fuming in the morning hours. When I approached him, he said a relation of his had been denying him many things because of his unemployed state.

“I told him to take it easy, but he kept fuming and threatening. Shortly after that, I heard that he had committed suicide”.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Haruna confirmed the story.

He said:

“One Uche Gbughemobi of Mmakwum village Obosi reported at Obosi Police Division how he found his son dead in his room. The scene was visited and the victim was taken to Crown Hospital Obosi where he was confirmed dead by a medical doctor.”

He said the case was being investigated to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the incident.

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