In what would come across as a terribly heartbreaking development, a young man, simply named as Chigozie, on Friday committed suicide in Rumuolumeni Community in Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Chigozie was in his early 30s.
He was claimed to have used a knife and a shovel to cut into his stomach and extract his intestines.
The landlord of the residence where the deceased resided stated Chigozie had shut himself inside his room to carry out the act.
He claimed the neighbours hurried to interfere when the victim’s wife raised alarm but were threatened by the victim with the sharp items.
He stated he hurried out of the room and proceeded towards the river bank to kill himself before he was ultimately stopped by some neighbours who transported him to a hospital. He, however, gave up the ghost on the way to the hospital.
According to the landlord, “I saw him bleeding when he ran out of the room and was heading to the River.
“He was ready to hit anybody that attempted to come close. The neighbours tried their best but he still died.”
The corpse has been deposited at the mortuary by his relatives.