Suicidal Man Lies On The Road In Imo (Photo)

Physinews: An Imo State Nigeria resident, Chidozie Anyanwu, has
said he is ready to die if the standard of living in
the state does not improve.
Anyanwu, who was seen lying on MCC/Uratta
Road, Owerri, on Monday, refused to leave the
road despite entreaties that he could be
crushed to death by vehicles.

He was, however, carefully avoided by
motorists, including tricycle riders, plying the
road.

He told PUNCH Metro that his mother died
recently and was put in the mortuary, adding
that she had yet to be buried due to lack of
funds.
Anyanwu, who is married with three children,
said it was difficult for him to feed his family
due to the harsh economy.

He said, “My wife is a civil servant and her
salary does not come as and when due. And
when it comes, the bank collects all and still
debits her account because of a loan she took.

The provision shop she opened with the loan is
not growing because Imo people don’t have
money. People, who used to patronise the
shop, are no longer coming and when she calls
them, they always say there is no money.”

He said since the last three months, nobody
had patronised his shop, adding that his
children ate only once in a day.
Our correspondent gathered that Anyanwu later
left the road after some residents prevailed on
him not to kill himself.