22-year-old man commits suicide in Anambra

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A 22-year-old man, Chika Alex-Chukwuezie has committed suicide in Ubaekwem community in Ihiala Local government area of Anambra state.

The deceased, of Umuanasa clan, reportedly hung on a family mango tree for yet to be ascertained reason.

The deceased according to reports until his death was an active youth in the Umuezekwe political ward of Ihiala LGA.

A family member who preferred anonymity said the act might not be unconnected to spiritual liberation defect, due to the reoccurring suicide incidents that plague the family.

He said, “He was a single unemployed young man who had completed his SSS exams, with the hope to excel in business after schooling.

“One of his uncles also committed suicide at youthful age decades ago. “The family had to subject itself to spiritual cleansing to avert recurrence of the unfortunate incident.”

“Efforts are ongoing to bring in traditionalists who will cutoff the orange tree and sanctify the compound,” a source added.

Body of Chika Alex-Chukwuezie at the scene of suicide in Ubaekwem community in Ihiala

Police Public Relation officer in the state, Harunna Muhammed, confirmed the incident.

He said investigation was on to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the suicide.

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