A 45-year-old man, Osita Ezuruike, on Tuesday, committed suicide in his house at Umudafa, Awo Mbieri in the Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State.
Sources at the community said the deceased expressed frustration with life over the lockdown and the dusk-to-dawn curfew declared by the state government.
The Police is yet to ascertain why the deceased committed suicide, however, sources in the community claimed that he expressed frustration with life over the lockdown declared by the state government to curb the spread of COVID-19.
It was learnt that the deceased’s neighbours alerted the police after discovering that he had hung himself.
Spokesperson of the state Police Command Orlando Ikeokwu, who confirmed the incident said that Ezuruike’s corpse had been taken to a morgue.
Ikeokwu also said an investigation into the incident had commenced.
The police spokesperson said, “On April 27, acting on a report, operatives of the Divisional Police headquarters in Mbieri moved to Umudafa, Awo Mbieri, Mbaitoli LGA, in a house belonging to one Osita Ezuruike, 45, and met the lifeless body of the said Osita hanging.
“The reason for taking his own life could not be ascertained.
“However, the corpse has been removed to the morgue, while an investigation into the incident has commenced.”