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Hunger In The Land 60-yr-old man commits suicide over hardship

A 60-year-old man who could no longer take care of his family due to the harsh economic condition in the country has committed suicide.

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Suicide by hanging


Unable to cope with the harsh economic condition in the country, a 60-year-old man identified as Okporo Arigo, has committed suicide at Uwheru in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State.

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South-South News reports that the deceased who has been struggling to take care of his family decided to end it all by hanging himself inside a bush in the community and left a suicide note behind indicating the reason behind his action.

The note, according to a resident, stated that Arigo accused his brother of abandoning him with nothing to feed on.

A community source said that the late Arigo who left behind a sick wife and many children, was not happy that his blood brother who is a councilor in the local government area, could not help him.

But another source close to the family said the brother did not abandon the deceased deliberately but as a result of the nonpayment of salaries by the state which has lasted over 10 months.

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“I don’t think the man would have died if the state government had been paying the councilors their salaries.

I believe the payment was part of what that led to the death of the councilor’s brother,” the source said.

Is economic hardship enough reason for anyone to take his life?»

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