Vanguard (Lagos)

Nigeria: 25-Year-Old Man Commits Suicide in Bauchi

Bauchi — A 25-year-old man whose name was given as James Ishaku, has reportedly committed suicide in Bauchi.

The body of Ishaku from Alkaleri Local Government Area of the state was discovered "when the Police Federal highway patrol team first saw the corpse dangling from a tree along Wuntin Dada quarters and reported the matter to GRA Police station which sent policemen to remove the corpse and deposit same at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi".

State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Deputy Superintendent Abbas Abdullahi confirmed the story, saying, that although the Police were yet to ascertain the reason why Ishaku decided to take his own life, investigations into the case was still ongoing.

Abdullahi further said that anybody identified to have connection with the circumstances which led to the victim's death would be prosecuted.

Vanguard gathered that when the corpse was discovered, the police found on him an old Bible, three separate pictures that showed him being baptized by a clergy dated September 1, 2012 inside a water with other people at the background taking pictures of the ceremony even as he smiled in most of the pictures.

The deceased who looked hale and hearthy, wore a pair of jeans and a Polo T- shirt. The police had been answering calls coming into the deceased's handset in a bid to ask those who knew him to come to the GRA police station for his corpse.

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