A 22-year-old man identified as Chika Alex-Chukwuezie committed suicide yesterday, April 2nd, in Ubaekwem community in Ihiala Local government area of Anambra state.
The deceased, Chika Alex who is known to be an active youth in the Umuezekwe political ward of Ihiala LGA of Anambra state, was found dead yesterday morning as he was seen dangling from a mango tree. Meanwhile, the reason why he committed suicide is yet unknown.
In addition, a family member who preferred anonymity said in a statement:
“He was a single unemployed young man who had completed his SSS exams, with the hope to excel in business after schooling. One of his uncles also committed suicide at youthful age decades ago. The family had to subject itself to spiritual cleansing to avert recurrence of the unfortunate incident.”
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Furthermore, people close to the family believe that the incident which he committed by killing himself comes from a spiritual problem and he does not have any problem with anybody.
However, the body of the deceased has since been thrown into the thick forest according to Igbo traditional rights in order not to associate with that kind of incident.
The relative of the deceased made it clear that efforts are being made to bring in traditionalists who will cutoff the orange tree and sanctify the compound.
While Confirming the incident, the Anambra state police command spokesperson identified as Harunna Muhammed, said investigation is ongoing to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the incident.