60 Year Old Man Commits Suicide Over ‘Severe Hunger’ In Delta State

A sixty-year-old man, Okporo Arigo, has reportedly committed suicide in a bush at Uwheru in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State because of “severe hunger”.

The late Arigo was said to have left a suicide note, which said he was abandoned by his brother while he had nothing to feed on.

A source, who spoke in confidence, told our reporter that the late Arigo left behind a sick wife and an unspecific number of children.

He said the late Arigo had a younger brother, who is a councillor, but had not been paid in the last 10 months by the state government.
The source added:

“I don’t think the man would have died if the state government had been paying the councillors their salaries. I believe the payment was part of what that led to the death of the councillor’s brother.”

Efforts to reach the councillor and the community leaders to confirm the incident were unsuccessful last night.

But a community youth leader confirmed the incident, saying Arigo’s death was painful.

The Nation

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  • Cornel Nwankwo

    That is not enough reason to temper with his own life.
    Terrible story indeed

  • chika bibian

    It’s painful to feel abandoned but is not enough reason to his life…

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    But suicide is never d best option

    • Cornel Nwankwo

      Is never the best opotion at all

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    Na waoooo

  • kingsley iheukwumere

    so bad ooo help us ooooo

  • This is really bad…hmmm

  • kayode akinsanya

    Thank God no be Buhari cause this one, that’s very bad by killing himself.

  • Olovo Obinna

    That’s rather sad ,,how could they abandon him at that age

    • chika bibian

      Maybe the person he depended on didn’t have enough to give him…. Things are hard…obodo bu igwe

      • Olovo Obinna

        Yea I know….but ,,well. ..God knows

  • emekachilaka

    God we help us in this country

  • WillieBravo

    Hmmmmmmm! Some people are heartless though. How can he take his own lighter and leave behind an ailing wife, how does he want her now to survive? Suicide would never be the way out. If it were even people like Dangote would have committed suicide because they have very low moments too.