A man has taken his own life after expressing frustration over the lockdown declared by the state government in a bid to curb the coronavirus pandemic.
A 45-year-old man, Osita Ezuruike, on Tuesday, committed suicide in his house at Umudafa, Awo Mbieri in the Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State.
Sources at the community said the deceased expressed frustration with life over the lockdown and the dusk-to-dawn curfew declared by the state government.
But the police had yet to ascertain why the deceased committed suicide as of the time of filing this report.
The PUNCH learnt that the deceased’s neighbours alerted the police after discovering that he had hung himself.
The police spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, told PUNCH that the Ezuruike’s corpse had been taken to a morgue.
Ikeokwu also said an investigation into the incident had commenced.
The police spokesperson said, “On April 27, acting on a report, operatives of the Divisional Police headquarters in Mbieri moved to Umudafa, Awo Mbieri, Mbaitoli LGA, in a house belonging to one Osita Ezuruike, 45, and met the lifeless body of the said Osita hanging.
“The reason for taking his own life could not be ascertained.
“However, the corpse has been removed to the morgue, while an investigation into the incident has commenced.”
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