25-Year Old Man Commits Suicide After Losing Tricycles To Thieves
A 25-year-old man, Bulus Asuma, has committed suicide in Jos, Plateau State, over the loss of two tricycles belonging to his employers to thieves, the police said on Wednesday.
Asuma of Angwan Rukuba in Jos North Local Government Area is said to have hung himself in his room when he returned home the day the second tricycle was dispossessed from him by a gun-wielding man.
A family member, Mr Adukuchili Angai, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), stated that Asuma might have taken his own life out of frustration.
Angai said the deceased had lost a tricycle to thieves which he took on hire purchase some time ago and unfortunately lost the second one in the same manner, an incident he said left him devastated.
He said: “At the beginning of this year, Asuma got a tricycle from a woman on hire purchase to be remitting an amount to her weekly, sadly, he borrowed the tricycle to his friend to ride but was stolen from him.
“The woman who gave him the tricycle got him arrested and he stayed over a week in the police cell until he was released and asked to pay for the motorcycle on an agreed amount weekly.
“He paid for a few weeks and could not continue, he approached another person for another tricycle this time to work and make remittances on a daily basis to be able to raise funds and pay back his former employer.
“Luck however ran out on him on October 13 when he was returning home from work when an armed man dispossessed him of the tricycle.
“He came home devastated and met some of his friends to whom he explained what had happened and threatened to kill himself.
“No one took him seriously and he went home, his aunt returned home from her business and did not see him which she said was unusual because he always returned home before 7pm due to the ban on tricycles operating beyond 6.30 p.m.
“She however noticed his window was open and upon peeping through it, she discovered him hanging by a rope lifeless.
“Her loud screaming attracted neighbours, after which she called us on phone and we immediately reported the matter to the police in Nasarawa Gwom.