Man Commits Suicide, Hangs Self

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A man identified as Lucky Sunday, 23, has committed suicide by hanging himself in Bukuru, Jos South local government area of Plateau State.

According to the mother of deceased, Cecilia Sunday, the victim’s lifeless body was found dangling from a rope he tied to the ceiling of her bed room.

Mrs. Sunday explained that though she could not tell what drove her son to take his life, he had a bad temper and was always angry.

“I had just returned from the market where I went to sell grains when I discovered him. I was drenched from the rain, so I went straight to the bathroom to remove my cloth. After that, I tried to enter the room but it was locked from the inside. I banged and called out his name but there was no response.

“After some time, the neighbours informed me that he must be sleeping, as they had heard him singing alongside a song which was being played over the radio,” his mother said.

Mrs Sunday said she had insisted, knocking for him to open the door. “After a while, I forced the door open and there he was dangling from the ceiling. I went to report the matter to the police. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead,” she said, close to tears.

When contacted, the Plateau State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Abuh, confirmed the incident. “It is true; we have a report of a young man who committed suicide by hanging himself in Bukuru, Jos South LGA of the State capital,” he said.

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