Truck driver called Justice commits suicide by hanging



Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt

Rivers State Police Command has begun a probe of the apparent suicide of a truck driver who was found hanging on a tree on Sunday morning in Port Harcourt.

The man simply identified as Justice was found dead dangling from a rope on a tree in a bush at the back of Octopus Sandfill jetty at Eagle Island.

He was said to be a member of Tipper Drivers Association of Nigeria Eagle Island branch.

Members of the Association called an emergency meeting over the incident.

The South-South Zonal Chairman of the Association, Prince Barifodum confirmed receiving the report of the death of Justice.

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He declined further comment.

Justice body has been evacuated to the morgue.

His death was the second report of suicide in the oil city in weeks.

In January, a man was also found to have hanged himself in the forest along Airport/Obiri Ikwerre Road.


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