A 19-year-old boy, identified as Prince Chigozie, has reportedly committed suicide because he was denied some bananas by a family member.
The incident took place in Mmakwum village, Obosi in the Idemili North Local Government Area of the state.
It was gathered that Chigozie hanged himself in his room.
A source who spoke on anonymity told Punch that Chigozie was found hanging in his room by his father.
“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.
Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Haruna 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.