The village of Rivers sends the cleaning bill to the parents of a suicide victim.On Friday, the tranquility of the Elekahia community, which is located in the Port Harcourt City Local Government Area of Rivers State, was broken when it was reported that a young man, aged 18, had committed suicide.
The event took place on Aholu Street in Elekahia, which is a highly busy location, at approximately 3 o’clock on Friday afternoon.
Our reporter who went to the neighborhood learned that the lifeless body of a child named Confidence was discovered in their living room. He had a rope around his neck, and it was attached to the hook of a ceiling fan.
A local resident revealed to Sunday PUNCH that one of the murdered children’s younger siblings, who had just arrived home from school, was the one who saw the scene and called the authorities.
According to the source, within a matter of minutes, a large group of locals had amassed, and people from the surrounding streets also flocked to the location to determine whether or not what they had heard was accurate.
He made the following statement: “I believe the boy was the only son of his parents.” He was the brother of two sisters. They had just much all arrived back home from the village two days ago.
He then fastened the other end of the rope to a hook on a ceiling fan. A stool for occasional use landed next to his leg.
There was not a single person at home, not even his or her parents. At that time, he was at home by himself. When his younger sister returned home from school, she was the one who first noticed him dangling like that.The boy’s parents were contacted by their neighbors. They were on the verge of collapsing, but those around them kept them up.
He continued while his voice was filled with emotion as he stated, “You know that kind of behavior is an abomination. Therefore, a respected member of the community proceeded to report what had transpired to the head of the complex.
“According to the custom, other people who hold titles within the community will be informed by the chief.
Before the body was brought down, they completed the tasks that needed to be completed. The people who were carrying the body didn’t let his leg touch the ground at any point.
He went on to say that the parents of the deceased were given a list of materials to purchase so that the elders could undertake a land-cleansing rite “so that such a thing does not happen again in the community.” He said this so that “such a thing does not happen again in the community.”
When our reporter went to check on the neighborhood at approximately 5:15 o’clock on Friday, he found several groups of locals and sympathizers discussing the recent events.
Grace Iringe-Koko, a Superintendent of Police and the spokesperson for the State Police Command, acknowledged the occurrence after being approached about it. She also stated that an inquiry into the matter was still continuing.
Her response was, “Yes, I am able to confirm the incident.” It is a tragedy, and we (the police) have begun an inquiry to determine what could have led him to take his own life.