A 12-year-old Junior Secondary School (JSS) 1 student has allegedly committed suicide at Ugbuwangue area of Warri metropolis in Delta state.
Identified as Godwin, the boy was said to be living with his paternal uncle, Okotie- Eboh, prior to the incident last Saturday, September 17.
According to reports by The New Telegraph, the victim was found dead inside his room by the housemaid.
The maid discovered the rope which Godwin used to hang his neck was attached to a window protector.
An eyewitness, who pleaded anonymity, said the maid discovered the body when one of their neighbours told her after she returned from an errand that Godwin unusually refused to answer his calls to help him with the washing of his car.
“While looking for Godwin to convey the neighbour’s message to him that the maid saw his body, with his tongue and mouth widely open,” the witness said.
Subsequently, the maid screamed which attracted the neighbours who then called Okotie- Eboh and his wife.
Another witness said Eboh called his wife’s younger sister’s husband to drive him to the police station to make a report.
In a related development, a 52-year-old man, identified as Bolaji Waheed was declared missing by his family on Saturday, September 18.
But his corpse was found by the riverside at Salvation Avenue in the Ajegunle area of Ikorodu, Lagos state on Monday, September 19.
According to reports, the deceased was said to have committed suicide as he was found with a substance suspected to be poison.