A 21-year-old apprentice mechanic identified as Sunday Orime has allegedly committed suicide at his residence in Wobo street in Mile 3, Diobu axis of Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Though the cause of the incident was yet to be ascertained as of the time of filing this report, residents said the victim took his own life on Thursday night.
The Chief Security Officer of Nkpolu Oroworukwo community, in Mile 3 Diobu, Godstime Ihunwo, confirmed the incident to journalists in Port Harcourt on Friday.
Ihunwo said he received a distress call from residents of the compound at about 8 pm on Thursday and quickly raced to the scene and thereafter informed the police.
He further said the corpse has been deposited in the mortuary.
“Yes, I can confirm that. Yesterday (Thursday) by 8pm I received a distressed call from residents around 27 Wobo Street in my jurisdiction.
“I rushed down to the place and confirmed it was true. So I quickly informed the police at Nkpolu Division and as I speak with you, the corpse has been deposited at the University of Port Harcourt mortuary.
When contacted, the spokesperson of the Rivers state Police Command, Grace Iringe-koko, confirmed the incident, saying an investigation has commenced to ascertain what may have led to such action.
“Yes, we got the report this morning and we are trying to ascertain what would have prompted the action. But the police have already evacuated his corpse,” Iringe-koko said.