Petty trader commits suicide due to childlessness in Anambra [Graphic Photo]

A 38 year old female petty trader, Mrs. Lovina Odo, committed suicide by hanging herself with a rope tied to a ceiling fan at her home in Umusiome village, Nkpor-agu near Onitsha in Anambra State on Tuesday around 5:00p.m.

According to preliminary investigations by the police, the deceased petty trader could have committed suicide due to the fact that she had been childless in her eight years of marriage.


Narrating what happened, husband to the deceased, Okechukwu Odo, a car washer, said he and Lovina had been married for over eight years and had no child.

According to Odo he returned home from work at about 6:30p.m. on the day of the incident and found out that his had hung herself inside their one room apartment. Odo said himself and his wife had no quarell before he left for work on the day of the incident

“I left home for work that morning after taking my breakfast. She had asked that I buy a tuber of yam for dinner while coming home. When I returned, I saw people gathered around my apartment only to be told that my wife had committed suicide,” he said

Confirming the incident, the Divisional Police Officer of Ogidi community, CSP Hassan Musa, said the deceased did not leave a suicide note before the committed the act.

“No suicide note was seen around her but preliminary investigation reveals that she might have committed suicide because she had no child,”he said.

Musa added that the corpse of the deceased has been removed and deposited at the Mortuary of Iyienu Mission Hospital.

How medical doctor, Allwell Orji, infamously committed suicide after previous attempts

Dr. Allwell Orji, the medical doctor who took his life last Sunday by jumping off Third Mainland Bridge, had attempted suicide a number of times.

According to The Sun, who visited his family home on Odunukan Street, close to the University of Lagos, it was found out that Orji jumped down from the two-storey house four years ago. He was saved by agile neighbours.

“Four years ago he attempted to kill himself and, thereafter, had tried doing so on a number of times,” a man who pleaded anonymity said, adding, “since then, his family had been monitoring him.

“We don’t know the kind of sickness he was suffering from, but we knew he was being monitored. That was why he was assigned a driver to take him around.

“He was such a gentle boy, who never made any trouble. His family has lived on this street for long; his father died four years ago.

“Perhaps the driver who drove him didn’t know about his condition because he was engaged about three months ago.”

Another neighbour said some concerned people had gone to the police station to beg for the driver’s release, as he is innocent.

Allwell Orji had on Sunday committed suicide on the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos.

Report had it earlier today that the body of the medical doctor has been found.

However, the spokesperson of the Lagos State Police Command, Dolapo Badmos, has quoted the mother of the medical doctor as saying that the body earlier recovered was not her son’s.

[Daily Post]

Tragic! Mother kills herself in train station…How she did it will shock you

Charlotte Cash, a mother-of-four has killed herself in a really tragic way, UK sources confirm. The woman is said to have passed her handbag to a stranger only moments before jumping in front of a train at a crowded train station in broad daylight.
The 34-year-old woman died after she was hit by a train at Wigan North Western station on Friday afternoon.
Witnesses said she had sent a text message before handing her bag to a stranger and jumping off the platform.
Jenny Meadows, a British Olympic runner, witnessed the incident and wrote on Twitter: ‘Feeling heartbroken that a young girl has just taken her life in front of me at Wigan train station. If in need please speak out.’
She added: ‘She was texting and had a short conversation with a lady. The lady said she seemed fine. Seconds later jumped as train approached.’
Another witness named Heather wrote on Twitter: ‘It seemed so calculated as I saw her hand a white bag to a guy. He wouldn’t take it off her and so she put the bag at his feet and then ran off the platform. So sad.’
Friends and family have being paying tribute to Ms Cash on social media.
 
The train station has been locked temporarily
Her half brother Stephen Cash wrote on Facebook: ‘RIP Charlotte Cash. Finding out this morning that my half sister is the person who was hit by a train yesterday.
‘Hope your in a better place now. You always seemed so bubbly and smiling when I saw you. Love from all the family xxx’.
Damian Jones wrote: ‘Charlotte Cash may your beautiful soul rest in peace. I am proud to have been able to call you my friend.’
Elly-May Metcalfe said: ‘My heart breaks for you Charlotte Cash. You was one of the nicest and (most) thoughtful people I’ve ever met. You was there for me when I needed to speak to someone. Just wish I could of been there for you.’
Emergency services were called to Wigan North Western station on Wallgate at 3.15pm.
The line was closed with trains in and out of the station suspended.
A BTP spokesman said: ‘A woman has sadly died after she was struck by a train at Wigan North Western station.
‘Officers from British Transport Police were called to the station shortly after 3.15pm and attended alongside paramedics from the North West Ambulance Service.
‘This incident is not being treated as suspicious and officers are now working to identify the woman and inform her family.
‘A file will be prepared for the coroner.’
The body is due to be formally identified today.
[Metro UK]

Shocking! 60-year-old man sets himself ablaze in Abuja hotel [Photo]

A 60-year-old man who has been identified as Dr. Isaac Ojukwu has died in a fire incident at the Boundary Plaza Hotel in Nyanya, a satellite town in the Federal Capital Territory, Punch Metro reports.
It was gathered that the incident which occurred on Thursday almost razed down the hotel, but for the intervention of the Federal Fire Service personnel.
It was learnt that the charred remains of the 60-year-old man had been deposited in the Asokoro General Hospital by the police.
Lodgers in the hotel alleged that the 60-year-old man set himself ablaze.
An eyewitness, Ohize Yakubu, who has been living in the hotel apartment since 2013, said neighbours made frantic effort to pull the deceased out of the building but he struggled and ran back into the burning room.
He said, “We went to watch Arsenal and Bayern match that night, I came back to the hotel and Dr. Isaac came in 5 minutes later. After some minutes, I started hearing strange sound from his room, which is directly opposite my room. He was not shouting loud enough, all I could hear was ‘yeh’, ‘yeh’.
 
“At first, I was scared to open the door because I didn’t know if it was a robbery attack, until I heard and recognised the voice of one of our neighbours, beckoning on Dr. Isaac to open the door and come out.
 
“Then I asked my wife to take my son and rush out of the building while I joined other neighbours and we forced his door open, we met him standing in the sitting room while fire was burning in the bedroom.
 
“He was unhurt; we then held his hands and asked him to follow us. All of a sudden, he pulled away and ran into the burning room. At this point, everyone ran back as the inferno had started escalating and all my belongings got burnt.”
Yakubu added that he lost all his possession to the fire.
The hotel proprietor, Prof. Sylvanus Itodo, expressed shock over the development and wondered why the deceased chose to take his life.
He said, “We were all sitting together that fateful night (Wednesday night) before he left to watch football match and I also left the hotel premises by 11pm to go and sleep.
 
“It was around 12am that I received a phone call from one of the boys in the hotel, crying, that my hotel was on fire. Before I could get down here, the flame was everywhere; and it took the efforts of the Federal Fire Service to prevent the inferno from escalating to the surrounding houses.”
Findings indicated that the deceased, who hailed from Ohuhu in Umuahia area of Abia State, had been staying in the apartment for some years.
It was gathered that none of his family members ever visited him since he moved into the hotel.
Another lodger, Promise Okem, said he was able to salvage some belongings before the fire spread to his apartment.
He, however, said, two ladies who just finished their national service were not that lucky, as they could not pick anything from their rooms, save for their night gowns.
The FFS spokesman, Martin Elechi, confirmed the fire incident.
[Tori]

Tragic! Young man hangs himself in Victoria Island, Lagos [Photo]

An unidentified young man has killed himself by hanging. The young man killed himself yesterday and his body could be seen hanging along Ozumba Mbadiwe by Kofo junction, Victoria Island.
The photo of the man was shared by a Facebook user Joseph Ademola urging his family members to come forward and identify him. It is not yet known why the young man took his own life, but it is believed the harsh economic situation in the land must have played a major part.
[Tori]

Tragic! 23-year-old final year student commits suicide by jumping off bridge

A 23-year-old final year student of the prestigious University of Bristol has taken her own life by woman jumping from the city’s Clifton Suspension Bridge.
According to Sun UK, Lara Nosiru, 23, was in her final year at the prestigious University of Bristol when she took her own life, with the tragedy sparking a review into student mental health issues.
She is the fourth student from the university believed to have claimed her life since September. Before her death, Nosiru was a neuroscience student. Her body was found over the weekend after a two-hour search after authorities received a report that a woman had jumped from the city’s Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Other students of the university who took their own lives include Daniel Green, 18, Kim Long, 18 and Miranda Williams, 19. Before her death, Nosiru was a member of dancing groups in Bristol, was originally from Essex and attended Ockenden School before moving away for university.
The University of Bristol has now said they have increased their student counselling provisions, as well as working with other support groups.
A spokesperson for the university said: “Sadly, we can confirm that one of our final year students was found dead on Monday, January 30.
 
“The student’s next-of-kin have been informed, and our thoughts are with her family and friends at this difficult time.
 
“The welfare of our students and staff continues to be our highest priority and it is distressing for all members of the university community that one of our students has died.”
The university confirmed they had invested an additional £1million per year into improving support for students, with a review to be completed in the spring.
A spokesperson said: “Following the three student deaths reported in the autumn term, we have increased our student counselling provision,.
 
“We are also working closely with the Samaritans and other experts to support the university community.
 
“We will continue to work with our students to improve our support for their well-being and mental health.”
The move comes after one of the students, Miranda Williams, from Chichester, took her own life just three weeks into her first term.
She was studying philosophy and was a member of the Jazz Funk Soul Bristol society, with an inquest to take place this year.
Another of the students, Kim Long,  died last week after writing a “loving” suicide letter to his parents.
The 18-year-old, from Penzance, Cornwall, was in his first year at the university and had been studying law with an inquest into his death set to resume later this year.
Last month, an inquest heard Daniel Green killed himself in Bristol University’s Goldney Hall on October 21 last year after he broke up with his girlfriend.
[Tori]

Shocking! Man commits suicide after girlfriend turns down his marriage proposal

A man from Bulilima hit his ex-girlfriend with a log on the head until she lost consciousness and then hanged himself after the woman turned down his marriage proposal and dumped him, according to NewsDzeZimbabwe.
Chief Madlambuzi said Pious Sibanda (31) of Ngotsha Village in Madlambuzi Ward attacked Ms Immaculate Ncube (26) on Friday morning. It was gathered that the dead man’s body was later found hanging from a tree on the same day in the afternoon.
Ms Ncube, who is admitted to Plumtree District Hospital, said Sibanda became furious after she told him to formally introduce himself to her family if he wanted to marry her.
“Pious told me early this month that he wanted to marry me and I told him to approach my family in Lupane. He refused to follow the correct procedure and insisted that I had to move into his home and stay with him and his family without my family’s knowledge.
 
“I turned down his marriage proposal and asked to be given time to think about the matter. This pissed him off and ever since that day he became violent and abusive as he was constantly beating me up,” said Ms Ncube.
Revealing more details of the drama that resulted in the boyfriend’s death, Ncube said she said she became tired of her ex-boyfriend’s violent tendencies and dumped him. Ms Ncube said she agreed with Sibanda that they would be on separation until they were able to resolve their problems.
She said the separation did not go down well with Sibanda who attacked her while she was at her work place in Madlambuzi Ward.
Ms Ncube said Sibanda was also constantly accusing her of sleeping with her employer who works in South Africa.
“A week before he attacked me, Pious forced me to move into his home and threatened to kill me and commit suicide if I didn’t comply. I complied out of fear but I later moved back to my work place.
 
“On Friday morning, Pious came to my work place while I was with my two-year-old daughter and ordered me to go with him to his home and I refused as I was sensing danger,” said Ms Ncube.
She said Sibanda pulled her towards the gate and started strangling her with his hands. Ms Ncube said Sibanda armed himself with a huge log and struck her several times on the head until she lost consciousness.
Ms Ncube said when she regained consciousness, Sibanda had fled from the homestead.
“I was bleeding profusely and I could hardly see but I made my way to a neighbour’s house and they rushed me to Madlambuzi Clinic where I was referred to Plumtree District Hospital. When I got to the hospital, I could not speak or walk and I was in great pain. I later received news that Pious had hanged himself,” she said.
The councillor for Madlambuzi Ward, Mrs Jabeth Mlalazi, said Sibanda was found hanging by a wire from a tree by a villager who was herding his cattle.
She said Sibanda was buried at his parents’ homestead on Sunday morning.
Mrs Mlalazi said Sibanda’s friends revealed that he had complained that Ms Ncube had dumped him for another man. She said the friends heard him say he was going to kill the woman for her actions but they did not take him seriously.
[NewsDzeZimbabwe]

Jilted engineer sets lover, rival on fire in Lagos, poisons himself

Wild drama unfolded on Ebijimi Street in the Meiran area of Lagos after a jilted engineer allegedly killed his lover, his rival and poisoned himself.

The woman, Oriyomi Folarin, a divorcee popularly called Iya Corner, operated a beer parlor on the street and had three grown-up children.

Sources learnt that the jilted enginee, identified as Ogundare, opened the shop for the woman and rented an apartment for her in the Agbado area of Ogun State.

Around 9am on Sunday, Ogundare, who was said to be a building engineer, reportedly stormed the shop with a gallon of petrol, poured it on the woman and his rival, Akinade Omole, aka Currency, and set them ablaze.

The fire was also said to have spread to Ogundare’s hand while fleeing the scene. It was learnt that Omole and Folarin died in a hospital in the community on Monday from the burns they suffered.

On hearing of the death of the duo, Ogundare, who had gone into hiding, reportedly poisoned himself.

When our correspondent visited the community on Wednesday, the beer shop was shut.

A resident, who gave his name only as Femi, told a source that Ogundare had seen the Highlander Jeep that Omole parked at a filling station  a few metres away from the beer parlour and had trailed him.

Femi said, “The engineer bought fuel in a jerrycan and headed for Iya Corner’s shop. I never thought he had any sinister motive. On getting there, he met Iya Corner and Currency chatting as Currency ate eba.

“He poured the fuel on them and set them abalze. The fire caught him in the hand but he escaped. By the time people assisted Iya Corner and Currency to put out the fire, they had suffered serious burns. Currency’s private parts were affected.  They died on Monday.”

An eyewitness, Jacob Oyedeji, said he was about going to bed on the day when he heard some people calling for help.

He said, “I rushed out to know what happened only to see Currency and Iya Corner engulfed in flames. Policemen from the Meiran division came that evening. It was the following day that they were declared dead.”

Another resident, Yusuf Ajibola, said Ogundare and Iya Corner had been in a romantic relationship for years until sometime in 2016 when he had financial challenges and could no longer meet his lover’s needs.

“That was when Iya Corner started dating Currency. The engineer knew Currency and Iya Corner were in a relationship. He warned the woman to back out or be ready to forfeit the shop he opened for her, but she refused.

“During the Yuletide, Engineer went to the shop and disrupted it. Currency and the woman got him arrested and he was detained by the police. He felt humiliated because he had spent a lot of money on the woman,” he added.

A shop owner, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the incident was a disgrace to the families of the three parties involved, adding that Currency was supposed to be installed as a chief in a village where he hailed from in Oyo State in a few weeks’ time.

He said, “The two men are married with children. The engineer built a house in the Obadeyi area and three of his children are graduates. I was surprised that he conducted himself in such a manner. The woman’s first child has three children and one of them, Wunmi, recently graduated. She narrowly escaped being consumed by the fire that evening.

“I learnt yesterday (Tuesday) that the engineer took poison and he died. However, a friend just told me today that he was still alive but in a critical condition at a hospital.”

The Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command, SP Dolapo Badmos, who confirmed the incident, said the police had launched a manhunt for Ogundare.

He said, “Two victims are dead; the suspect is still alive, but on the run. Effort is on to track him. The case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba for further investigation.”

[Punch]

Korean monk sets himself ablaze during protest

A Buddhist monk in South Korea caused a lot of controversy when he set himself ablaze during a protest against impeached President Park Geun-Hye.

The 64-year-old monk set himself alight on Saturday night in central Seoul where hundreds of thousands of people had gathered to rally for the 11th week to demand Park’s immediate removal.

He suffered severe burns across his face and body and died Monday night, according to Seoul National University Hospital where he was being treated.

The monk, who has been identified as Venerable Jung-Won, left a note urging authorities to arrest the scandal-hit president for committing “treason” and criticising policies of her administration.

He also slammed Park as a “traitor” for forging a deal with Japan to settle compensation for women forced into sexual slavery for Japanese troops during World War II, according to Yonhap news agency.

“Ven. Jung-Won… sacrificed his life to convey people’s sentiment including… the demand for President Park Geun-Hye to resign. We hope that no lives will be lost like this and the whole country will be stabilised soon,” the social justice committee of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism said in a statement.

Self-immolation is not unheard of as a mean of protest in the South, where many pro-democracy activists set themselves on fire in the 1970s and 80s during demonstrations against military rule.

Park was impeached by parliament last month over an influence-peddling scandal involving a secret confidante that sparked a storm of public fury and nationwide protests.

Park is accused of colluding with a longtime friend, Choi Soon-Il, to strong-arm donations worth tens of millions of dollars from top firms which were then funnelled to dubious foundations which Choi used as her personal ATMs.

The president is also accused of letting Choi — currently on trial — meddle in a wide range of state affairs including nomination of top officials.

The Constitutional Court is reviewing the validity of the impeachment bill.

Both Park and Choi have denied any wrongdoing.

[Vanguard]

Mystery: 85-year-old grandma commits suicide in Kano

Malama Salamatu Hassan, an 85-year-old grandma, inexplicably committed suicide in Gezawa Local Government area of Kano State on Sunday.

An eyewitness told our correspondent that the lifeless body of the woman, a mother of six, was found dangling on a tree a few meters away from the village in the early hours of Sunday.

Her grandson, Muhammad Ibrahim, told newsmen in Kano yesterday that the late Salamu was earlier missing for two days before her life-less body was found on the tree.

When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the Kano State Police Command, DSP Magaji Musa Majia, who  confirmed the incident, said the woman was believed to be suffering from mental disorder, adding that the Divisional Police Officer of the LGA led his team to the scene and took the body to Sir Muhammadu Sanusi General Hospital, where she was confirmed dead.

Malama had since been buried according to Muslim rites.

[Punch]

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