Retired Army Captain commits suicide by hanging in Calabar

A retired Captain in the Nigerian Army has committed suicide in Calabar, the capital of Cross River State.

Inside Calabar reports that the retired Army officer, Friday William who originally hailed from Mkpat Enin Local Government of neighbouring Akwa Ibom State but live with his family in Calabar, was the last person anyone could have imagined would take the extreme measure of committing suicide because he was not a poor man as he had his own house, about three cars while his eight children are all doing well.

According to a neighbour, the resident woke up to behold the sight of the dangling Captain after he had sneaked out of the house in the dead of night while the family slept.

“We woke up in the morning to behold the body dangling on the mango tree outside the compound and we do not know what was responsible for his action.

We gathered that Captain William had allegedly sent a text message to one of his sons who lives in Port Harcourt, at about 10pm, to condole with him over his own death and advised him to be strong to take care of his siblings.

But the son did not see the message until he got a call the next morning that his father had committed suicide and I feel he had tied the rope ready for the act before he sent the text.

He was not poor because he had three cars and had built a house in his village and was generally doing well; that is why we were surprised with his action,” the neighbour said.

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