Man COMMITS SUICIDE Drops Suicide Note Blaming Hunger

Physinews: – A 60-year-old man in Delta state, Okporo
Arigo, has hung himself on a tree, leaving a
note stating reasons for his action
Arigo, whose younger brother is a serving
councillor at the Ughelli north legislative arm Nigeria,

was discovered in the bush with the suicide
note nearby his dangling lifeless body.

A 60-year-old man in Ughelli north local
government area of Delta state in Nigeria has committed
suicide, citing his inability to feed and provide
for his immediate family as reasons for his
action.

The victim, Okporo Arigo, was said to have
hung himself on a tree and left a note stating
why he took the drastic measure, The Nation
reports.
Arigo, whose younger brother is a serving
councillor at the Ughelli north legislative arm,
was discovered in the bush with the suicide
note nearby his dangling lifeless body.

A member of the Uwheru community executive,
who spoke on condition of anonymity on the
issue said the suicide left by victim claimed his
inability to feed and provide for his immediate
family made him end his life.

“He claimed to have embarked on the act to
put a stop on his inability to take care of his
immediate family after his younger brother, who
is a serving councillor, abandoned him to his
fate,” the source said.

The source claimed that the late Arigo’s
younger brother had not been paid in the last
10 months by the state government.

The source added: “I don’t think the man would
have died if the state government had been
paying the councillors their salaries. I believe
the payment was part of what that led to the
death of the councillor’s brother.”

Since Nigeria slid into economic recession, the
cases of suicide has been skyrocketing due to
the spate of hardship in the country.

In September, Vanguard reported that a 50-
year-old man, identified as Chief Ekanem Edet,
in in Itu local government area of Akwa Ibom
state hung himself, leaving a suicide note in
which he blamed his action on harsh economic
condition.

According to a recent report by the Nigerian
Police Force, about 62 Nigerians have
committed suicide due to the depression
associated with economic depression since the
official announcement was made in August.

The motivation behind the suicide saga is still
been investigated by the authorities.