A 39-year-old father of four identified as Femi Otura, reportedly committed suicide in Edepie community in Yenagoa the Bayelsa state capital on Wednesday December 19th.
The 39-year-old father of four who is said to be a truck driver from Kogi state, well known for his abuse of alcohol, reportedly lived with his wife, Oviezibe, an indigene of Bayelsa state who is currently nursing their fourth child.
The deceased who woke neighbours with his shouts for help, was found already dead after the door of his house was broken down. It was gathered a bottle of a poisonous substance, was found close to his lifeless body.
Landlord of the apartment Philips Akpuzere, who confirmed the incident said;
“The deceased is a truck driver but recently lost his job and on this fateful day, according to the other tenants he looked very unusual and was wearing a moody countenance all day. He came back around 1:am on Tuesday morning and immediately he entered his apartment we started hearing screaming from his apartment.
We were suprised because he was the only one at home as his wife who just put to bed had gone to her mother’s place with the other children. When the screamings persisted I raised the alarm and other tenants came out to join me to forcefully open the door to the apartment where we met him already dead.
“We saw an empty bottle with some liquid besides him. We immediately call a doctor who lives in the neighborhood who came and confirmed him dead. We contacted the police who took the corpse to the morgue.”