84-year-old man allegedly commits suicide in Enugu

The Police Command in Enugu State has commenced an investigation into the death of an octogenarian, Pa Mathias, 84, who allegedly died by suicide in a community in the state. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, who made this known in a statement on Tuesday in Enugu, said that the alleged suicide was committed in Awgu Local Government Area of the state. “It was gathered that the victim identified as Mathias was allegedly found dead while hanging on a tree on December 1 in the evening,’’ he said.…

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Student remanded for attempting to commit suicide

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Minna on Tuesday ordered that a student, Suleman Ayuba, 19, who pleaded guilty to attempted suicide by taking rat poison, be remanded in prison, pending sentencing. Magistrate Hauwa Yusuf, who gave the order after Ayuba pleaded guilty, fixed September 16 for sentencing. Ayuba, who resides in Ungwan Daji, Minna, was charged with attempted suicide, contrary to the provisions of Section 231 of the Penal Code Law of Niger State. Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, ASP Daniel Ikwoche, told the court that one Badamosi Abdullahi reported the…

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Student remanded for attempting to commit suicide

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Minna on Tuesday ordered that a student, Suleman Ayuba, 19, who pleaded guilty to attempted suicide by taking rat poison, be remanded in prison, pending sentencing. Magistrate Hauwa Yusuf, who gave the order after Ayuba pleaded guilty, fixed September 16 for sentencing. Ayuba, who resides in Ungwan Daji, Minna, was charged with attempted suicide, contrary to the provisions of Section 231 of the Penal Code Law of Niger State. Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, ASP Daniel Ikwoche, told the court that one Badamosi Abdullahi reported the…

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Student remanded for attempting to commit suicide

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Minna on Tuesday ordered that a student, Suleman Ayuba, 19, who pleaded guilty to attempted suicide by taking rat poison, be remanded in prison, pending sentencing. Magistrate Hauwa Yusuf, who gave the order after Ayuba pleaded guilty, fixed September 16 for sentencing. Ayuba, who resides in Ungwan Daji, Minna, was charged with attempted suicide, contrary to the provisions of Section 231 of the Penal Code Law of Niger State. Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, ASP Daniel Ikwoche, told the court that one Badamosi Abdullahi reported the…

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Man commits suicide by hanging – Police

The police command in Lagos has confirmed that a 27-year-old man, Omotola Onayemi, also known as `Ola-brain’, on Monday, committed suicide for alleged frustration. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the incident happened in Epe Local Government Area of Lagos State, at about 5:30 a.m. on Monday. Ademola Ogunjobi, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Epe Branch, confirmed the incident in an interview with NAN. According to him, the police have confirmed the incident of a young man that committed suicide by hanging in early hours of today. “The…

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Suicide: Psychiatrist advises journalists on responsible reportage

Dr Maymunah Kadiri, a consultant psychiatrist, has called for caution in the way suicide cases are reported in the country while urging journalists to ensure best practice of the profession. Kadiri, a mental health advocate and Founder, Pinnacle Medical Services, Lagos, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos. According to her, some of the suicide cases happened because of the way some people were being mimicked or because victims copied what was highly publicised on ways of indulging in the…

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Four die in Borno suicide attack

Three members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) were killed while 17 others were injured when a male suicide bomber detonated an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) strapped on his body at Muna Datti on the outskirts of Maiduguri, Borno State. The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Joseph Kwaji, said the suicide bomber, who came on a bicycle, detonated the IED strapped on his body, killing himself and three members of CJTF, while 17 other persons were injured.   He said the police EOD and patrol teams had…

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Delta: Man machetes wife, commits suicide

One Victor Lazarus, a middle aged man, has committed suicide, after inflicting severe machete cuts on his wife, simply identified as Promise, in Asaba, Delta State capital. Promise, who is an Evangelist, is now in critical condition at the intensive care unit of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Asaba.   Victor allegedly pounced on his wife for embarking on an evangelical journey he warned her against.   The Public Relations Officer of the state’s Police Command, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, who confirmed the incident, said it was a pathetic situation and…

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How to reduce suicide among youths, by psychiatrist

Dr. Babatunde Suleiman is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Researcher at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso in Oyo State. In this interview with APPOLONIA ADEYEMI, he discusses role of families and communities in reducing suicides in communities, strategies to reduce stigma in mental illness, among others. What are the risk factors for suicide? Everywhere now in the world there is an increasing trend of suicide among young people between age 15 to 24 years. However, some of the risk factors of suicide are old age, mostly people…

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Bayelsa: Recovering monkeypox patient commits suicide

WHO lab confirms three cases –Minister One of the patients receiving medical care for monkeypox at the quarantine centre in Bayelsa State has reportedly committed suicide. The state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Ebitimitula Etebu, who disclosed this while addressing a press conference in Yenagoa, said the deceased was among the 21 suspected cases of monkeypox being managed at the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital (NDUTH). Etebu was joined by the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, the Chief Medical Director of the NDUH and other senior health officials. He…

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