A middle aged man and father of four on Wednesday allegedly took his own life by taking substance suspected to be poison, in Edepie, a suburb of Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
The deceased, Mr. Femi David Otura, a truck driver whose widow is nursing their two-day old baby, hailed from Kogi State, while his widow hails from Bayelsa State.
His widow, Mrs. Ovieizibe Femi, who is nursing their fourth child, was away at her parents’ house with the other children when the husband allegedly took his own life.
According to neighbours, the deceased came back midnight of the incident in a suspected state of drunkenness.
It was gathered that shortly after he went inside his apartment, he began to shout and scream; but by the time the apartment was forced open, he was already dead, while an empty bottle of liquid suspected to be poison was reportedly found besides his body.
The landlord of the apartment, Mr. Philips Akpuzere, who also resides in the same compound, confirmed that he was the one who led other tenants to force open the door to the deceased’s apartment, where they allegedly found him dead.