Jilted lover commits suicide in Benin City



IGPnew 600By Afe-Williams Zeal
A middle aged man alleged to have been jilted by a girl has committed suicide in Benin City.
The victim identified as Paul was found dangling from a rope tied to the ceiling fan in his apartment at 33, Omoruyi Street, between Sapele and Sakponba road, Benin City.
The victim’s neighbours claimed that the embattled girl identified as Faith started visiting the deceased lately possibly on completion of her academic studies.
They alleged that she discovered her boyfriend’s body dangling on a rope when she opened the door about 3pm that fateful day, forcing her to raise alarm.
It was further alleged that the deceased financed the education of the said girl with the proceeds from his motorcycle riding business which was banned last year in Benin City.
After the ban, the deceased was said to have engaged in the business of grinding tomatoes and pepper with machine in one of the markets in Benin City to make ends meet until the tragedy occurred.
The deceased was said to have taken the bitter pill when his girlfriend told him point blank that they were not compatible and hence cannot be together as husband and wife.
It was learnt that the girl who discovered the lifeless body of the deceased was taken to the Police station for questioning.
Spokesman, Edo Police Command, DSP Moses Eguavoen stated that no family member or associate of the deceased has shown up for information and identification.
He stated that the police authorities have deposited the body in the mortuary.

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