Thursday , January 26 2023

Full List of Nigerians that Committed Suicide in 2022, Dates, Age, Method, Source

People experience suicidal thoughts due to various reasons such as frustration, depression, failed relationship, mental health challenge, academic failure, among others. The World Health Organization estimates that approximately 1 million people die each year from suicide. It is difficult to anticipate suicide in most instances and this makes it a terribly dangerous menace in any society. What drives so many individuals to take their own lives remains a serious puzzle though depression is at the center of the probable cause, according to scholars and counselors. The fact is that a suicidal person is in so much pain that he or she can see no other option. Suicide is a desperate attempt to escape suffering that has become unbearable. A suicidal person is often blinded by feelings of self-loathing, helplessness, hopelessness, and isolation. The person hardly sees any way of finding relief except through death.

Nigeria witnessed an unprecedented spate of suicides in 2019, especially with media coverage of such incidents. Some schools of thought have argued that suicide incidents had existed in Nigeria possibly on a large scale but most of such incidents were never reported in the media. Well, 2019 saw a number of incidents reported in social and mainstream media. But 2020 witnessed a slight drop in suicide incidents in Nigeria as reported in the media. Also, the leading method of suicide shifted from use of sniper insecticide which came tops in 2019, to hanging which topped in 2020.

Here’s a list of suicide incidents that occurred in January 2022, as reported in the media.

JANUARY

CASE ONE

Story Title: Prison official shoots self dead over inability to pay bills

Victim’s Name: Kayode Adeniyi

Marital Status: Not given

Date: Friday, January 7 (reported)

Gender: Male

Age: Not given

Method: Gun shot

Reason: Inability to pay bills (frustration/depression)

Type: Suicide

Occupation: Prison Officer

State Where incident Happened: Ondo

Victim’s State of Origin: Not given

Story Summary:

A prison officer, identified as Kayode Adeniyi, attached to the Correctional Centre in Ondo town, Ondo state has reportedly committed suicide over his inability to pay house rent and meet other financial obligations.

Vanguard gathered that the deceased was attached to the Segede  Correctional Centre in Ondo West council area of the state.

He reportedly shot himself in the head in his room and died instantly.

Sources said the deceased has complained severally that neighbours and other residents in the street where he resides always make jest of him for his inability to pay his house rent, electricity bill and meet his financial obligations.

Source: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2022/01/prison-officer-commits-suicide-over-inability-to-pay-house-rent/

 

 

CASE TWO

Story Title: Banker allegedly commits suicide in Delta a day after posting “I no longer have a mind of my own because I do things I later regret” on Facebook

Victim’s Name: Nwokorie Nnamdi

Marital Status: Not given

Date: Sunday, January 16

Gender: Male

Age: Not given

Method: Hanging

Reason: Frustration/Depression

Type: Suicide

Occupation: Banker

State Where incident Happened: Delta

Victim’s State of Origin: Not given

Story Summary:

A staff of one of a new generation bank identified as Nwokorie Nnamdi Godson, has allegedly committed suicide by hanging in Sapele, Delta state.

It was gathered that the deceased died after hanging himself on a water tank scaffold at Ugbeyiyi community on Sunday, January 16.

Source: https://www.lindaikejisblog.com/2022/1/banker-allegedly-commits-suicide-in-delta-a-day-after-posting-i-no-longer-have-a-mind-of-my-own-because-i-do-things-i-later-regret-on-facebook.html

 

CASE THREE

Story Title: IDP Commits Suicide After Being R*ped By NGO Official

Victim’s Name: Aisha Umar

Marital Status: Not given

Date: Sunday, January 19 (reported)

Gender: Female

Age: Not given

Method: Knife stab

Reason: Frustration/Depression

Type: Suicide

Occupation: Privately employed

State Where incident Happened: Borno

Victim’s State of Origin: Not given

Story Summary:

Aisha Umar, a female Internally Displaced Person (IDP) in Borno State, has taken her life after allegedly being raped by an official of an International Non-Governmental Organisation (name withheld).

The deceased, who was into menial jobs for survival, was reportedly lured to the apartment of the suspect at 303 Housing Estate, near Dalori IDP camp, Maiduguri, under the guise of cleaning the place.

Source: https://dailytrust.com/breaking-idp-commits-suicide-after-being-raped-by-ngo-official

 

CASE FOUR

Story Title: 25-year-old man hangs himself in Jigawa

Victim’s Name: Nasiru Badamasi

Marital Status: Married

Date: Monday, January 25

Gender: Male

Age: 25

Method: Hanging

Reason: Not given

Type: Suicide

Occupation: Privately employed

State Where incident Happened: Jigawa

Victim’s State of Origin: Not given

Story Summary:

A 25-year-old man identified as Nasiru Badamasi, has committed suicide by hanging himself on a tree at Tsadawa village in Taura local Government area of Jigawa State.

The District head of Tsadawa village, Alhaji muttaka Uba, confirmed the incident to DAILY POST.

He said the incident happened Monday night on a farm near Zangon Maje village.

Uba said the victim, a married man with a daughter, decided to kill himself for a reason best known to him.

Source:

Daily Post: https://dailypost.ng/2022/01/25/25-year-old-man-hangs-himself-in-jigawa/

 

FEBRUARY

CASE ONE

Story Title: Uber driver commits suicide in Lagos

 Victim’s Name: Not given

Marital Status: Married

Date: Thursday, February 10

Gender: Male

Age: Not given

Method: Hanging

Reason: Not given

Type: Suicide

Occupation: Uber driver (privately employed)

State Where incident Happened: Lagos

Victim’s State of Origin: Not given

Story Summary:

An Uber driver who is said to be a resident of number 51 Oduntan Street, Ketu, in the Ikosi-Isheri Local Government Area of the state, reportedly took his life in his apartment today February 10.

Reports have it that the deceased waited for his wife to leave home for an appointment before taking his life.

A neighbor of the victim who gave her name as Victoria said that no suicide note was dropped by the man, adding that it was his wife who discovered his body dangling from the ceiling fan and raised the alarm upon her return home.

Source: https://www.lindaikejisblog.com/2022/2/uber-driver-commits-suicide-in-lagos.html

 

  CASE TWO

Story Title: Commercial bus driver dies after setting himself ablaze over the seizure of his vehicle by LASTMA

Victim’s Name: Not given

Marital Status: Married

Date: Tuesday, February 15

Gender: Male

Age: Not given

Method: Setting self ablaze

Reason: Frustration

Type: Suicide

Occupation: Bus driver (privately employed)

State Where incident Happened: Lagos

Victim’s State of Origin: Not given

Story Summary:

A commercial vehicle driver, yesterday, set himself ablaze in Ajao Estate area of Lagos, to protest seizure of his bus by officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA.

Eyewitnesses said the driver whose identity could not be immediately ascertained was arrested for alleged traffic offence.

Two LASTMA officials were said to have dragged him out of the vehicle and started the ignition for onward movement to their base at Oshodi.

As they were about moving, the driver, according to eyewitnesses, poured fuel on his body and  struck a stick of matches.

Source:https://www.vanguardngr.com/2022/02/commercial-bus-driver-sets-self-ablaze-to-protest-seizure-of-vehicle-by-lastma/

 

CASE THREE

Story Title: Mentally-Challenged Man Jumps To His Death After Being Set Ablaze By Angry Mob

Victim’s Name: Not given

Marital Status: Not given

Date: Tuesday, February 15

Gender: Male

Age: Not given

Method: Jumped off bridge (others)

Reason: Frustration/mentally deranged

Type: Suicide

Occupation: Bus driver (privately employed)

State Where incident Happened: Lagos

Victim’s State of Origin: Not given

Story Summary:

A mentally-deranged man suspected to be a kidnapper jumped to death in Molete area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on Tuesday while trying to escape an angry mob that had set him ablaze.

Before the incident, the mentally-deranged man was reportedly sighted receiving a package from unidentified persons in a private vehicle on the Molete overhead bridge.

Source:https://tribuneonlineng.com/mentally-deranged-man-jumps-to-death-while-escaping-mob-in-ibadan/

 

CASE FOUR

Story Title: 18-Year-Old SS3 Boy Commits Suicide After His Father Refused to Allow Him Marry The Love of His Life

Victim’s Name: Abdullahi Tasi’u

Marital Status: Single

Date: Friday, February 18 (reported)

Gender: Male

Age: 18

Method: Poisonous substance (sniper)

Reason: Frustration

Type: Suicide

Occupation: Student

State Where incident Happened: Lagos

Victim’s State of Origin: Not given

Story Summary:

An 18-year-old man, Abdullahi Tasi’u has reportedly committed suicide.

According to Salemgists, Tasi’u took his own life after his father refused to allow him marry the love of his life.

The deceased before his death was an SS3 student of Kafur secondary school.

The source further stated that the teenager’s father told him to be patient and wait till he graduates from secondary school before he will get a wife for him.

Source:https://tribuneonlineng.com/mentally-deranged-man-jumps-to-death-while-escaping-mob-in-ibadan/

 

CASE FIVE

Story Title: 14-year-old mentally ill boy commits suicide in Bauchi

Victim’s Name: Sadisu Haruna

Marital Status: Single

Date: Friday, February 18

Gender: Male

Age: 14

Method: Hanging

Reason: Mental health challenge

Type: Suicide

Occupation: Not given

State Where incident Happened: Bauchi

Victim’s State of Origin: Not given

Story Summary:

A 14-year-old boy committed suicide at Dadin Kowa Street in Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi state, as confirmed by the state police command.

The command’s spokesperson, Ahmed Wakil said the incident which happened on Friday February 18, was reported by the father of the victim, Haruna Shuaibu, a 38-year old, at the Ninigi Divisional Police Headquarters.

Source:https://www.lindaikejisblog.com/2022/2/14-year-old-mentally-ill-boy-commits-suicide-in-bauchi-2.html

 

CASE SIX

Story Title: Young Man Commits Suicide After Losing ₦1.5 Million In His Bet Account

Victim’s Name: Daniel Ayuba Mark

Marital Status: Single

Date: (Before February 28, though reported March 1)

Gender: Male

Age: 27

Method: Not given

Reason: Depression

Type: Suicide

Occupation: Not given

State Where incident Happened: Kaduna

Victim’s State of Origin: Not given

Story Summary:

A man identified as Daniel Ayuba Mark has reportedly committed suicide.

It was gathered that the young man took his own life in Kaduna state after losing N1.5 million in his bet account.

He took to Twitter to announce that a scammer gained access to his account and withdrew the huge amount of money.

In series of tweets, he detailed his followers on his movements, from losing money from his bet account, to depression and suicide.

Source:https://www.tori.ng/news/195070/young-man-commits-suicide-after-losing-15-million.html

 

MARCH

 CASE ONE

Story Title: Ogun contractor kills girlfriend, writes wife, commits suicide

Victim’s Name: Hakeem Oladimeji

Marital Status: Married

Date: Tuesday, March 4 (Reported)

Gender: Male

Age: Not given

Method: Sniper

Reason: Not given

Type: Murder-Suicide

Occupation: Contractor

State Where incident Happened: Lagos

Victim’s State of Origin: Not given

Story Summary:

A contractor, Hakeem Oladimeji, has allegedly committed suicide after killing his yet-to-be-identified girlfriend in the Bariga area of Lagos State.

PUNCH Metro gathered that Oladimeji, who lived in Ogun State, was with his girlfriend in a rented apartment around Bariga when an argument ensued between them.

The argument was said to have degenerated into a fight and in the process, Oladimeji reached for a stick and hit her in the head.

It was learnt that the lady slump and died on the spot.

In a bid to escape being arrested, Oladimeji reportedly carried her lifeless body, dumped it inside his Toyota Sienna and drove to his residence in Ogun State.

Source: https://punchng.com/ogun-contractor-kills-girlfriend-writes-wife-commits-suicide/

 

CASE TWO

Story Title: UNIJOS student commits suicide over ASUU strike

Victim’s Name: Henry Ehis

Marital Status: Single

Date: Tuesday, March 9 (Reported)

Gender: Male

Age: Not given

Method: Not given

Reason: Frustration (over ASUU strike)

Type: Suicide

Occupation: Student

State Where incident Happened: Plateau

Victim’s State of Origin: Not given

Story Summary:

A 300-level student of the University of Jos at the weekend committed suicide over the ongoing strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) nationwide.

The deceased, Henry Ehis, of the Department of Actuarial Science of the Faculty of Management Science, of the University, was found dead last week at the Faculty.

The Guardian learnt that the deceased left a short note on his lifeless body to his parents, expressing his dissatisfaction with the current ASUU strike.

But some residents said suicide was not the best option.

Source: https://guardian.ng/news/unijos-student-commits-suicide-over-asuu-strike/

 

CASE THREE

Story Title: Young man commits suicide in Delta, residents suspect mental crisis

Victim’s Name: Ochuko

Marital Status: Not given

Date: Tuesday, March 7 (Reported)

Gender: Male

Age: Not given

Method: Not given

Reason: Not given

Type: Suicide

Occupation: Employed

State Where incident Happened: Delta

Victim’s State of Origin: Not given

Story Summary:

A young horticulturist at the Seplat office in Sapele, Delta State, has allegedly committed suicide.

The victim, however, gave no reason for his action.

PUNCH Metro gathered that the young man, identified simply as Ochuko, lived on Onamate Street, Off New Ogorode Road, Sapele.

Sources disclosed that he suffered from mental illness as he allegedly complained of an invincible hand slapping him before the incident.

It was also learnt that he recently had issues with his girlfriend.

Source:https://punchng.com/young-man-commits-suicide-in-delta-residents-suspect-mental-crisis/

 

CASE FOUR

Story Title: 42-year-old native doctor hangs self in Benue

Victim’s Name: Terhemen Iorbee

Marital Status: Married

Date: Tuesday, March 6 (Reported)

Gender: Male

Age: 42

Method: Hanging

Reason: Not given

Type: Suicide

Occupation: Self-Employed (Native doctor)

State Where incident Happened: Benue

Victim’s State of Origin: Not given

Story Summary:

Residents of Mbakuha council ward in Ushongo Local Government Area of Benue State were thrown into confusion as a 42-year-old native doctor committed suicide by hanging.

The native doctor, identified as Terhemen Iorbee, was earlier declared missing before his body was later found hung on a tree.

The incident, which happened at the weekend, was said to have jolted the residents.

Although no suicide note was found to ascertain the cause of his suicide, locals in the area said that the deceased had manifested strange behaviours in recent times.

Source:https://punchng.com/42-year-old-native-doctor-hangs-self-in-benue/?utm_source=auto-read-also&utm_medium=web

 

CASE FIVE

Story Title: 24 year-old groom commits suicide in Delta

Victim’s Name: Chukwuka Igbonekwu

Marital Status: Single

Date: Thursday, March 10

Gender: Male

Age: 24

Method: Sniper

Reason: Relationship related

Type: Suicide

Occupation: Not given

State Where incident Happened: Delta

Victim’s State of Origin: Enugu

Story Summary:

A 24-year-old Chukwuka Igbonekwu has reportedly died after drinking sniper at the weekend at Ambrose Okereke Street, behind Steve Keshi Stadium in Asaba, Delta State.

The Guardian learnt Igbonekwu, who was planning his traditional marriage and wedding for next month, April 19, and Wednesday, 20, 2022, committed suicide on the allegation that his girlfriend accused him of planning to marry another lady.

Source: https://guardian.ng/news/24-year-old-groom-commits-suicide-in-delta/

 

CASE SIX

Story Title: Final year FUTO engineering student commits suicide

Victim’s Name: Precious

Marital Status: Single

Date: Thursday, March 26

Gender: Male

Age: Not given

Method: Sniper

Reason: Not given

Type: Suicide

Occupation: Student

State Where incident Happened: Imo

Victim’s State of Origin: Not given

Story Summary:

The lifeless body of a final year student of the Federal University of Technology Owerri, (FUTO) has been found in an alleged suicide move.

The Department of Petroleum Engineering student simply identified as Precious, was found dead close to his residence at Umuchima Ihiagwa in Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo state.

According to a source, Precious died on the evening of Saturday, March 26th, and a bottle of a poisonous substance called ”snipper” was found in his room suggesting he might have taken his life using the substance.

Source:https://myschool.ng/index.php/news/final-year-futo-engineering-student-commits-suicide

 

APRIL

 CASE ONE

Story Title: Elderly man commits suicide in Kano

Victim’s Name: Not given

Marital Status: Married

Date: Wednesday, April 6

Gender: Male

Age: In his 60s

Method: Hanging

Reason: Not given

Type: Suicide

Occupation: Not given

State Where incident Happened: Kano

Victim’s State of Origin: Not given

Story Summary:

A yet-to-be-identified man believed to be around 60 years old, has committed suicide at Gaida Yankusa in Kumbotso Local Government Area of Kano state.

According to residents of the area, they found the man hanging while on their way to the mosque to observe morning prayer on Wednesday, April 6.

Speaking to Daily Trust, a resident of Yankusa, Laminu Abubakar said they untied the man and had done everything possible to identify him but to no avail.

Source: https://www.lindaikejisblog.com/2022/4/elderly-man-commits-suicide-in-kano.html

 

CASE TWO

Story Title: Young man commits suicide in Ogun

Victim’s Name: Not given

Marital Status: Single

Date: Tuesday, April 5 (Reported)

Gender: Male

Age: Not given

Method: Hanging

Reason: Not given

Type: Suicide

Occupation: Not given

State Where incident Happened: Ogun

Victim’s State of Origin: Not given

Story Summary:

A young man identified as Michael Oshonubi has allegedly committed suicide in Ijebu East Local Government Area of Ogun State.

Details of the incident are still sketchy at the time of this report, however, a Facebook user on Tuesday April 5, said that the young man was found hanging in Ogbere community.

“So sad to announce the death of Oshonubi Michael popularly known as MILO who hung himself for reasons unknown at the time of filing this report at Ogbere, Ijebu East Local Government. May his soul rest in peace.” the post read.

Source:https://www.lindaikejisblog.com/2022/4/young-man-allegedly-commits-suicide-in-ogun.html

 

CASE THREE

Story Title: Ponzi Scheme: Chinmark investor, Nuella commits suicide

Victim’s Name: Mrs. Nuella

Marital Status: Single

Date: Tuesday, April 5 (Reported)

Gender: Female

Age: Not given

Method: Chemical substance (suspected to be sniper)

Reason: Frustration due to failed investment

Type: Suicide

Occupation: Not given

State Where incident Happened: Not given

Victim’s State of Origin: Not given

Story Summary:

The crashed Ponzi scheme, Chinmark Group has claimed its first victim.

DAILY POST had reported over the weekend that some investors in the failed scheme were already threatening suicide, especially with the whereabouts of the owner, Marksman Chinedu Ijeomah unknown.

It was reported days ago that one Mrs. Nuella, who invested millions of naira without her husband’s knowledge, was in the verge of committing suicide.

She was, however, later rescued and taken to the hospital, with Mr. Charles Awuzie, with a verified Facebook account posting her account details and soliciting assistance for her.

But DAILY POST learnt that the victim did not make it and has now departed mother earth.

Source:https://dailypost.ng/2022/04/05/ponzi-scheme-chinmark-investor-nuella-commits-suicide/

 

CASE FOUR

Story Title: Federal Poly Oko Student Commits Suicide Over Hardship In Anambra (Photo)

Victim’s Name: Not given

Marital Status: Single

Date: Wednesday, April 27 (Reported)

Gender: Male

Age: Not given

Method: Not given

Reason: Not given

Type: Suicide

Occupation: Student

State Where incident Happened: Anambra

Victim’s State of Origin: Not given

Story Summary:

A student of the Federal Polytechnic Oko has reportedly taken his own life.

It was gathered that the young man who is ND 1 level student committed suicide in his room at Green Lodge.

Source:https://www.tori.ng/news/200198/federal-poly-oko-student-commits-suicide-over-hard.html

 

CASE FIVE

Story Title: 200-level Benue varsity student allegedly commits suicide

Victim’s Name: Joseph Sarwuan Tarkaa

Marital Status: Single

Date: Monday, April 25 (Reported)

Gender: Male

Age: 20

Method: Hanging

Reason: Frustration/Anger (His father refused to him N50k he requested for)

Type: Suicide

Occupation: Student

State Where incident Happened: Benue

Victim’s State of Origin: Not given

Story Summary:

A 200 level student of the Joseph Sarwuan Tarkaa University, Makurdi, Benue State has allegedly committed suicide by hanging.

It was gathered that the 20-year-old student identified as Ogbonna Shedrach took his own life over family challenges.

The Public Relations Officer of the school’s students union, Comrade Zaki Christian, confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday, April 24

Source:https://www.lindaikejisblog.com/2022/4/200-level-benue-varsity-student-allegedly-commits-suicide.html

 

MAY

CASE ONE

Story Title: Female accountant commits suicide in Lagos

Victim’s Name: Afolake Abiola

Marital Status: Single

Date: Friday, May 27

Gender: Female

Age: 47

Method: Sniper

Reason: Depression

Type: Suicide

Occupation: Accountant

State Where incident Happened: Lagos

Victim’s State of Origin: Not given

Story Summary:

An Account with one of the biggest Communication companies in Lagos has allegedly committed suicide at Osapa London area of Lekki in Lagos.

47-year-old Afolake Abiola, committed suicide by allegedly drinking ‘chemical substance’ on Friday, May 27, 2022, at her residence, number 1 Abayomi Kukomi close in Osapa London, Lekki. in Lagos

A Police source said the lady may have killed herself out of depression as she was single, and childless .

Source: https://www.sunnewsonline.com/female-accountant-commits-suicide-in-lagos/

 

JUNE

CASE ONE

Story Title: Man Commits Suicide In Jigawa After His Girlfriend Married Another Man

Victim’s Name: Ibrahim Adamu Mohd

Marital Status: Single

Date: Sunday, June 12

Gender: Male

Age: 42

Method: Hanging

Reason: Failed relationship

Type: Suicide

Occupation: Not given

State Where incident Happened: Jigawa

Victim’s State of Origin: Kano

Story Summary:

A 42-Year-Old Man Identified as Ibrahim Adamu Mohd, has committed suicide by hanging at Kanti quarters in Kazaure Local Government Area of Jigawa State after his girlfriend married another man.
It was gathered that residents of Kanti woke up on Sunday morning, June 12, and found the man with a rope around his neck, dangling from a tree.
Spokesperson of the Jigawa State Police Command, DSP Lawan Shiisu Adam, who confirmed the incident on Monday, said the deceased is an indigene of Gayawa village in Ungogo LGA of Kano State.

Source: https://www.lindaikejisblog.com/2022/6/heartbroken-man-commits-suicide-in-jigawa-after-his-girlfriend-married-another-man.html

 

 

CASE TWO

Story Title: Lagos tenant rapes neighbour’s 16-year-old daughter, commits suicide

Victim’s Name: Kayode

Marital Status: Not given

Date: Wednesday, June 15

Gender: Male

Age: Not given

Method: Insecticide (sniper)

Reason: Not given

Type: Suicide

Occupation: Not given

State Where incident Happened: Lagos

Victim’s State of Origin: Not given

Story Summary:

A man, identified only as Kayode, has committed suicide after his neighbour’s daughter accused him of raping her twice at their house in the Oja-Amukoko area of Lagos State.

PUNCH Metro gathered that the victim’s mother, who had a stroke, was taken to the Ikorodu area for treatment.

The suspect, who was put in care of the 16-year-old at home, was said to have taken advantage of her.

Her father said she accused Kayode of raping her twice, adding that he also seized her phone to prevent her from informing her family members.

Source:https://punchng.com/lagos-tenant-rapes-neighbours-16-year-old-daughter-commits-suicide/

 

CASE THREE

Story Title: Man jilted by lover commits suicide

Victim’s Name: Not given

Marital Status: Single

Date: Wednesday, June 18 (reported)

Gender: Male

Age: 25

Method: Poisonous substance (sniper)

Reason: Failed relationship

Type: Suicide

Occupation: Factory worker

State Where incident Happened: Abia

Victim’s State of Origin: Not given

Story Summary:

A 25 year old factory worker in Aba, Abia State, has committed suicide after being dumped by a female colleague he was in love with for five years.

The deceased, whose name was not immediately known, was said to have taken a poisonous substance on Wednesday night, leaving a suicide note on why had to take his own life after her lover, who incidentally worked in the same manufacturing plant with him, in Okpu Umuobo area of Osisioma Council Area of Aba metropolis, cut off their five year old relationship to marry another man.

Source: https://www.sunnewsonline.com/man-jilted-by-lover-commits-suicide/

 

 

CASE FOUR

Story Title: “May this day bring me rest and peace” Photographer reportedly commits suicide after leaving a note in Abuja

Victim’s Name: Emmanuel Omole

Marital Status: Single

Date: Friday, June 24 (reported)

Gender: Male

Age: Not given

Method: Not given

Reason: Depression

Type: Suicide

Occupation: Photographer

State Where incident Happened: Abuja

Victim’s State of Origin: Not given

Story Summary:

A photographer identified as Emmanuel Omole has reportedly committed suicide.

He took his life at his residence in Abuja.

He left a two-page note before he committed suicide. In the note, he spoke about his struggles.

Source:https://www.lindaikejisblog.com/2022/6/may-this-day-bring-me-rest-and-peace-photographer-reportedly-commits-suicide-after-leaving-a-note-in-abuja.html

 

CASE FIVE

Story Title: Father of 8 commits suicide in Abia

Victim’s Name: Offor

Marital Status: Married

Date: Monday, June 27

Gender: Male

Age: Not given

Method: Drowned inside GP Tank

Reason: Not given

Type: Suicide

Occupation: Not given

State Where incident Happened: Abia

Victim’s State of Origin: Anambra

Story Summary:

A father of eight, whose name was given as Offor, has reportedly committed suicide inside his compound at Umuozuo, a suburb of Aba, Abia State.

Offor, who hailed from Ula, Ekwulobia in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, but resided at Umuozuo, was said to have taken his life Monday night.

Reports from the area said the man had moments before his suicide conducted prayers together with his family.

His wife and the children were said to have retired to bed after prayers, with the intention their breadwinner did the same, only to wake up the following morning and he was nowhere to be found.

It was gathered that when the family members raised the alarm over the whereabouts of their father, neighbours conducted a search and Offor’s corpse was found inside a GP water tank in his compound.

Source: https://www.sunnewsonline.com/father-of-8-commits-suicide-in-abia/

 

 

JULY

CASE ONE

Story Title: 39-Year-Old Suspect Commits Suicide In NAPTIP Detention

Victim’s Name: Not given

Marital Status: Not given

Date: Tuesday, July 5 (reported)

Gender: Male

Age: 39

Method: Hanging

Reason: Not given

Type: Suicide

Occupation: Not given

State Where incident Happened: Lagos

Victim’s State of Origin: Not given

Story Summary:

A 39-year-old suspect has committed suicide at the detention center of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).

The suspect was arrested and detained in Ikeja GRA, Lagos State for child trafficking offences.

An intelligence officer on duty explained that while on a routine check, she discovered that the suspect detained hung himself.

Source:https://www.channelstv.com/2022/07/05/39-year-old-suspect-commits-suicide-in-naptip-detention/

 

CASE TWO

Story Title: 28-year-old man jumps into Lagos lagoon

Victim’s Name: Sodiq Aremu

Marital Status: Not given

Date: Wednesday, July 7

Gender: Male

Age: 28

Method: Jumping into Lagoon

Reason: Not given

Type: Suicide

Occupation: Not given

State Where incident Happened: Lagos

Victim’s State of Origin: Oyo

Story Summary:

A 28-year-old man identified as Sodiq Aremu has committed suicide by jumping into the Lagos lagoon at Elegushi area of the state.

The deceased was said to have strolled towards the waterfront at Elegushi beach around 11pm on Wednesday, July 7, 2022.

A police source said before anyone could decipher what was happening, the deceased dropped a bag he was holding and jumped into the water.

Source: https://dailytrust.com/28-year-old-man-jumps-into-lagos-lagoon

 

CASE THREE

Story Title: Police confirm lady who set her husband ablaze in Osun has committed suicide

Victim’s Name: Ifeoluwa Bamidele

Marital Status: Married

Date: Thursday, July 21

Gender: Female

Age: Not given

Method: Poisoning (not specific)

Reason: Not given

Type: Suicide

Occupation: Not given

State Where incident Happened: Osun

Victim’s State of Origin: Not given

Story Summary:

The spokesperson of the Osun state police command, SP Yemisi Opalola, says Ifeoluwa Bamidele, the young lady who set her husband, Bolu, ablaze in their home in Koka village, in Obokun Local Government Area of Osun State on Sunday, July 17, has committed suicide.

In a chat with LIB, SP Opalola said Ifeoluwa committed suicide on Thursday night, July 21, at about 7pm.

Source:https://www.lindaikejisblog.com/2022/7/police-confirm-lady-who-set-her-husband-ablaze-in-osun-has-committed-suicide-2.html

 

CASE FOUR

Story Title: 23-year-old graduate commits suicide in Lagos

Victim’s Name: Chinonso Anene

Marital Status: Single

Date: Wednesday, July 27

Gender: Male

Age: 23

Method: Gun shot

Reason: Not given

Type: Suicide

Occupation: Not given

State Where incident Happened: Lagos

Victim’s State of Origin: Not given

Story Summary:

A 23-year-old graduate of Business Administration from York University in Canada, Chinonso Anene, has allegedly committed suicide in Lagos.

It was gathered that Chinonso Anene reportedly locked himself inside his apartment last Wednesday at House 9, Emmanuel Court, Olusegun Aina Street, Parkview Estate, Ikoyi and thereafter used a pump action gun to shoot himself.

His lifeless body was discovered inside the wardrobe when police officers broke the door to his apartment.

Source: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2022/07/23-year-old-graduate-commits-suicide-in-lagos/

 

 CASE FIVE

Story Title: 20-year-old student commits suicide in Imo community

Victim’s Name: Chinonso Anene

Marital Status: Single

Date: Sunday, July 31

Gender: Male

Age: 20

Method: Hanging

Reason: Not given

Type: Suicide

Occupation: Student

State Where incident Happened: Imo

Victim’s State of Origin: Not given

Story Summary:

A student of Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri on Sunday committed suicide at their residence at Umuofocha, Umudibia Autonomous community in Imo State.

The 20-year-old Izu Nnawuihe allegedly killed himself around 2am without dropping on hint.on why he did it.

An eyewitness, Augustine, told the Nation that the deceased was having a discussion with his mother and younger sister when he suddenly excused to go to the toilet.

Source: https://thenationonlineng.net/20-year-old-student-commits-suicide-in-imo-community/

 

AUGUST

CASE ONE

Story Title: 17-year-old secondary school student commits suicide in Kwara

Victim’s Name: Adegoke Adeyemi

Marital Status: Single

Date: Tuesday, August 2

Gender: Male

Age: 17

Method: Hanging

Reason: Not given

Type: Suicide

Occupation: Not given

State Where incident Happened: Kwara

Victim’s State of Origin: Not given

Story Summary:

A 17-year-old male identified as Adegoke Adeyemi, has committed suicide as his lifeless body was found dangling on a tree behind a hotel in Offa on Tuesday, August 2.

A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Okasanmi Ajayi, says the Divisional Police Officer, Offa, at about 3.34pm on the said day received a report of a lifeless body of a body found dangling from a tree.

Source:https://www.lindaikejisblog.com/2022/8/17-year-old-secondary-school-student-commits-suicide-in-kwara.html

 

CASE TWO

Story Title: 16-year-old girl commits suicide over alleged forced marriage in Kano

Victim’s Name: Sadiya Usman

Marital Status: Single

Date: Monday, August 1

Gender: Female

Age: 16

Method: Hanging

Reason: Failed relationship (alleged forced marriage)

Type: Suicide

Occupation: Not given

State Where incident Happened: Kano

Victim’s State of Origin: Not given

Story Summary:

A sixteen-year-old girl, Sadiya Usman, hanged herself at Garin Dauru village in Warawa Local Government Area, Kano State over alleged forced marriage.

Spokesman of the Kano State Police Command, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa confirmed the incident to DAILY POST.

According to him “police on 01/08/2022 at about 3:00 received a phone call from the village Head of Garin Dauru town in Warawa local Government that a girl hanged herself in her room”.

Source:https://dailypost.ng/2022/08/05/16-year-old-girl-commits-suicide-over-alleged-forced-marriage-in-kano/

 

CASE THREE

Story Title: 16-year-old boy commits suicide in Kano

Victim’s Name: Ibrahim Lawan

Marital Status: Single

Date: Tuesday, August 16 (reported)

Gender: Male

Age: 16

Method: Hanging

Reason: Not given

Type: Suicide

Occupation: Not given

State Where incident Happened: Kano

Victim’s State of Origin: Not given

Story Summary:

A 16-year-old boy, Ibrahim Lawan, has committed suicide by hanging in Kuki village, Bebeji Local Government Area of Kano State.

The Public Relations Officer of Rano Emirate, Nasiru Habu Faragai, said the district head of Bebeji submitted the report of the tragic incident to the Emir of Rano, Ambassador Kabiru Muhammad Inuwa, during the Emirate Council meeting on Monday, August 15, 2022.

He explained that the emir directed that the report be taken to the police in the Emirate Council for discreet investigation into the cause of the death.

The PRO told Daily Trust that the deceased’s father was interrogated by the village head on whether the boy was into ”drugs or mentally ill.”

Source: https://www.lindaikejisblog.com/2022/8/16-year-old-boy-commits-suicide-in-kano.html

 

SEPTEMBER

CASE ONE

Story Title: UNIBEN staff member commits suicide

Victim’s Name: Prince Carter Oshodin

Marital Status: Married

Date: Sunday, September 11 (reported)

Gender: Male

Age: Not given

Method: Not given

Reason: (Frustration/financial challenge)

Type: Suicide

Occupation: University worker

State Where incident Happened: Edo

Victim’s State of Origin: Not given

Story Summary:

A staff member of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) identified as Prince Carter Oshodin committed suicide on Friday in Umelu Community in Upper Sakponba over alleged unfavourable financial conditions.

It was alleged that Oshodin had not been paid salaries for months due to the strike action embarked upon by university unions. He was a data entry personnel at the university.

Source: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2022/09/uniben-staff-member-commits-suicide/

 

CASE TWO

Story Title: 19-year-old student commits suicide in Osun

Victim’s Name: Olonade Tomiwa

Marital Status: Married

Date: Sunday, September 11 (reported)

Gender: Male

Age: 19

Method: Hanging

Reason: Not given

Type: Suicide

Occupation: Student

State Where incident Happened: Osun

Victim’s State of Origin: Not given

Story Summary:

The Police Command in Osun has said that a 19-year-old student of Ipetu-Ijesa College of Technology, Olonade Tomiwa, committed suicide in Ilesa.

A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Yemisi Opalola, in Osogbo, said the deceased was found hanging in the compound with a telephone cable.

Source: https://www.lindaikejisblog.com/2022/9/19-year-old-student-commits-suicide-in-osun.html

 

CASE THREE

Story Title: Poly student commits suicide with razor blade in Kebbi NSCDC cell

Victim’s Name: Not given

Marital Status: Single

Date: Sunday, September 11

Gender: Male

Age: Not given

Method: Used razor to cut self to death

Reason: Not given

Type: Suicide

Occupation: Student

State Where incident Happened: Kebbi

Victim’s State of Origin: Not given

Story Summary:

A student of Waziri Umaru Federal Polytechnic Birnin Kebbi has allegedly committed suicide in the Nigeria security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) cell in Kebbi State.

According to The Nation report, the student identified as Victor Musa from Zuru local government area of the state, committed the act with a razor blade while in the custody of NSCDC.

Source:https://www.lindaikejisblog.com/2022/9/poly-student-commits-suicide-with-razor-blade-in-kebbi-nscdc-cell.html

 

CASE FOUR

Story Title: Founder Of Bukka Hut, Reportedly Commits Suicide

Victim’s Name: Laolu Martins

Marital Status: Married

Date: Wednesday, September 28

Gender: Male

Age: Not given

Method: Not given

Reason: Not given

Type: Suicide

Occupation: Investment banker/business owner

State Where incident Happened: Lagos

Victim’s State of Origin: Not given

Story Summary:

Laolu Martins, an investment banking expert, who was also the co-founder and executive director of Bukka Hut, is dead.

According to Eniola Daniel in a tweet on wednesday tweeted; “Founder of Bukka Hut, commits suicide. The founder of Bhukka hospitality limited, Laolu Martins was said to have committed suicide around 3.a.m today in Lekki, Lagos. So sad.”

Source: https://independent.ng/founder-of-bukka-hut-reportedly-commits-suicide/

 

OCTOBER

CASE ONE

Story Title: Young man commits suicide in Bayelsa over hunger and rejection”

Victim’s Name: Not given

Marital Status: Not given

Date: Monday, October 17

Gender: Male

Age: Not given

Method: Hanging

Reason: Frustration

Type: Suicide

Occupation: Not given

State Where incident Happened: Bayelsa

Victim’s State of Origin: Not given

Story Summary:

A young man has committed suicide by hanging in Okolobiri community, on the outskirt of Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State.

The man was found hanging from the ceiling of a block industry on Monday morning, October 17, 2022.

It was alleged that the deceased took the drastic action due to hunger and rejection from his family.

Source:https://www.lindaikejisblog.com/2022/10/young-man-commits-suicide-in-bayelsa-over-hunger-and-rejection-from-his-family-2.html

 

CASE TWO

Story Title: Man commits suicide because his wife left him in Ogun

Victim’s Name: Not given

Marital Status: Not given

Date: Monday, October 17

Gender: Male

Age: Not given

Method: Hanging

Reason: Frustration

Type: Suicide

Occupation: Not given

State Where incident Happened: Bayelsa

Victim’s State of Origin: Not given

Story Summary:

A yet-to-be-identified man has committed suicide in the Akute area of Lagos state following his separation from his wife.

Eyewitnesses say the man and his wife had a misunderstanding and she decided to walk out of the marriage. Angered by her decision, the aggrieved husband decided to end his life.

Source:https://www.lindaikejisblog.com/2022/10/man-commits-suicide-because-his-wife-left-him-in-ogun-2.html

 

NOVEMBER

CASE ONE

Story Title: Young man reportedly commits suicide in Kaduna

Victim’s Name: Ebuka Francis Ugwu

Marital Status: Single

Date: Monday, November 7

Gender: Male

Age: Not given

Method: Poisonous substance (Insecticide)

Reason: Frustration

Type: Suicide

Occupation: Not given

State Where incident Happened: Kaduna

Victim’s State of Origin: Enugu

Story Summary:

A man identified as Ebuka Francis Ugwu, has allegedly committed suicide in Jere town, Kaduna State.

It was gathered that Ebuka, from Nsukka, Enugu State, died after he allegedly drank a poisonous substance suspected to be insecticide.

A source who spoke to the roommate of the deceased told ROTV24 that the incident happened in the early hours of Monday, November 7, 2022.

It was further learnt that arrest has been made by police in Jere and the case will be transferred to the state CID for further investigation.

Source:https://www.lindaikejisblog.com/2022/11/young-man-reportedly-commits-suicide-in-kaduna-2.html

 

CASE TWO

Story Title: Anambra poly student commits suicide over failed relationship

Victim’s Name: Not given

Marital Status: Single

Date: Friday, November 18

Gender: Male

Age: Mid 20s

Method: Sniper

Reason: Failed relationship

Type: Suicide

Occupation: Student

State Where incident Happened: Anambra

Victim’s State of Origin: Not given

Story Summary:

A final year student of Federal Polytechnic, Oko, in Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State, has reportedly committed suicide over a failed love affair with his partner.

According to a source who craved anonymity, the young man (in his mid-20s) was in the place of his industrial attachment when the news broke that his partner had jilted him.

The late student was said to be a promising and brilliant young man who was close to making Distinction in the Department of Public Administration.

Source: https://punchng.com/anambra-poly-student-commits-suicide-over-failed-relationship/

 

CASE THREE

Story Title: Abuja woman commits suicide, corpse, baby found in bush

Victim’s Name: Not given

Marital Status: Single

Date: Tuesday, November 22

Gender: Female

Age: Not given

Method: Sniper

Reason: Not given

Type: Suicide

Occupation: Not given

State Where incident Happened: Abuja

Victim’s State of Origin: Not given

Story Summary:

A yet-to-be-identified nursing mother has committed suicide, abandoning her child in a bush where her corpse was discovered along Suuka Airport road, in the Federal Capital Territory.

PUNCH Metro gathered that an empty bottle of insecticide was found beside her corpse in the bush on Monday.

A resident in the area, who identified himself simply as Nnaji for security reasons, told our correspondent that the victim’s corpse was found when passers-by heard her baby crying in the bush.

Nnaji said, “The corpse of a middle-aged woman was seen in a bush in our area on Monday evening. A two-year-old girl was sitting close to her crying.

Source: https://punchng.com/abuja-woman-commits-suicide-corpse-baby-found-in-bush/

 

CASE FOUR

Story Title: Varsity Student Commits Suicide Over Girlfriend, Smart Phone

Victim’s Name: Nalkur Zwalnan

Marital Status: Single

Date: Wednesday, November 16

Gender: Male

Age: Not given

Method: Hanging

Reason: Failed relationship

Type: Suicide

Occupation: Student

State Where incident Happened: Gombe

Victim’s State of Origin: Not given

Story Summary:

A 400-level student of Federal University, Kashere (FUK), Gombe State one Nalkur Zwalnan Lar of the education department on Wednesday night hanged himself to death outside the school campus.

According to sources, the deceased committed suicide at Santuraki quarters near a telecommunications mast.

It was gathered that he killed himself after finding out on resumption of academic activities in the universities that his girlfriend had gotten married someone else during the seven months old strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The girl’s name was not mentioned.

Source: https://leadership.ng/varsity-student-commits-suicide-over-girlfriend-smart-phone/

 

CASE FIVE

Story Title: Man commits suicide on Bayelsa flyover

Victim’s Name: Not given

Marital Status: Single

Date: Sunday, November 27

Gender: Male

Age: Not given

Method: Hanging

Reason: Frustrated

Type: Suicide

Occupation: Not given

State Where incident Happened: Bayelsa

Victim’s State of Origin: Not given

Story Summary:

A yet-to-be-identified man has reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself at the flyover near the NNPC filling station on the Sanni Abacha Expressway in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital.

PUNCH Metro gathered that passersby found the victim’s corpse dangling on the rail of the flyover on Sunday.

While some residents believed that the deceased was insane, others suggested that he committed suicide because he was frustrated about life.

A resident, Mercy Didi, said until the victim’s death, he was usually seen at the Swali Market in the area.

Source: https://punchng.com/man-commits-suicide-on-bayelsa-flyover/

 

DECEMBER

CASE ONE

Story Title: Nigerian University Student Commits Suicide Over Alleged Inability To Cope With Studies

Victim’s Name: Ebuka Joshua

Marital Status: Single

Date: Friday, December, 2 (Reporter)

Gender: Male

Age: Not given

Method: Sniper

Reason: Academic Challenge

Type: Suicide

Occupation: Student

State Where incident Happened: Anambra

Victim’s State of Origin: Not given

Story Summary:

A 300-level student of Business Administration at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Ebuka Joshua, has reportedly committed suicide after taking a sniper. This was confirmed by Unizik Plus, a campus press outfit in the school via a Facebook post on Friday. “300L, UNIZIK Student Of Business Administration Reportedly Dies After Poisoning Himself With Sniper. | #unizik_plus “Stories have it that the deceased Ebuka Joshua, has been battling with depression from the beginning of this semester following his inability to cope with his studies.

Source:https://headtopics.com/ng/nigerian-university-student-commits-suicide-over-alleged-inability-to-cope-with-studies-sahara-rep-32400149

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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