Expectant father commits suicide

By Victor Igwe

A man (names withheld) resident in Orji, near Owerri has allegedly committed suicide Christian Voice gathered that the man, whose wife was pregnant, hanged himself after taking substances suspected to be hard drugs.

It is suspected that the man, said to have hailed from Delta State, lost his senses on taking the drugs.

His pregnant wife was reportedly in tears and pain and all efforts by the neighbours to calm her down became an uphill task.

Arrangements are, however, underway to contact the family.

When contacted, the police in Owerri said that no report had been lodged on the case as at press time.

Meanwhile, a tricyclist operator, aka keke rider a mother and her baby were crushed to death recently at the Imo State University (IMSU) junction on Okigwe Road, Owerri.

Eyewitness accounts have it that a trailer heading to Owerri lost control and ran into the tricycle in a traffic jam.

Three other passengers were wounded.

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