A man identified as Peter Uche in Ekpoma, Edo state, is believed to have hanged himself after his dangling body was discovered through the window of his room.
Passersby found the body on Saturday morning, hanging on a towel, and a video clip of the discovery showing the body being taken out of the house has gone viral on Instagram.
Accompanying text to the post has it that “He was found dangling through his room’s window and was subsequently rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead. The reason behind his action remains unknown.”
State police spokesperson, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, said, “I am not yet aware of the incident. I’ve not been briefed. Once I am briefed, I will get back to you.”
Meanwhile, another 30-year-old man, James Samuel, hanged himself in a classroom at Government Secondary School Gurku, Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa.
The remains of the deceased was discovered by one of the residents in the area, who is also a police officer, serving in Abuja, who quickly reported the matter to the Gurku Police Outpost.
A picture of the deceased in his youth and one of a woman believed to be his mother were found at the scene, but no suicide note.
The body of the late James Samuel was brought down in presence of the police and taken out of the government facility by family members.
Chief Samuel who is the Tiv community leader in Gurku and also the biological father of the late James cried with the brothers and sisters of the deceased.
“My late son attended Government Secondary school Gurku, he was a farmer, welder and a traditional drummer,” he said.
“He was popular among his peers. He is a Tiv, but understands Gbagyi, Jaba, Hausa and Gwandara tribes. I learnt that this is the first suicide in the history of Gurku land and that it is taboo here.”
The traditional ruler of Gurku, Alhaji Jibrin Waziri who spoke through an aide, Madakin Gurku, Zubairu Adamu, confirmed the incident and said that he visited the scene.