Tragedy struck at Dilimi area of Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State, on Sunday, when a 26-year-old man Sarki Abdul, committed suicide by gulping a bottle of chemical substance.
A source close to the family of the deceased told Tribune Online that the young man borrowed a sum of N300,000 from his friend to do a business with a promise to pay the money back in three weeks time.
It was learnt that in the process of the business the man ran into a problem and could not pay back the money as promised but refused to tell his childhood friend who borrowed him the money his predicaments.
The source further revealed that Abdul suddenly withdrew to himself and started acting in a strange way adding that on Friday last week he told his sister that he was fed up with this world and preferred to die.
According to the family source, at about 10:45 am on Sunday, Abdul approached his friend again to tell him that he was duped in the process of investing the money into scrap business and pleaded with him to give him more time to sort out himself.
“After this encounter, he went to his shop which is adjacent to his friend shop and drank a complete bottle of sniper and fell to the ground. He was taken to Ola Hospital where he was confirmed dead,” said the source.
When contacted the State Police Public Relations Officer ASP, Gabriel Ubah Ogabah, said the incident has not been reported to the command.
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