24th September, 2016
A middle-aged man who’s identity is yet to be verified has reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself in Benin, Edo state.
The incident which occurred in the early hours of Friday, in Ogida area of the city, caused confusion among residents of the area.
His lifeless body was found hanging from the ceiling of a sawmill in the market.
Witnesses said the man was earlier seen in the area looking moody, unknown to them that he had a plan to take his life.
They said cooked beans and loaves of bread, including some cloths were found beside his corpse.
No one could however fathom what could have forced the deceased to take his life, as he did not leave a suicide note behind.
Edo State Police Command Spokesman, Theodore Okafor, who confirmed the incident, said that the corpse had been deposited in a mortuary for a possible post-mortem.