Man commits suicide as lover ends relationship in Rivers

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The heart-breaking incident happened around 10pm at Omuokiri village, Aluu community, in the Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state.

A man popularly known as Tailor, on Saturday committed suicide after his lover allegedly jilted him in Rivers State.

The heart-breaking incident happened around 10pm at Omuokiri village, Aluu community, in the Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state.

It was gathered that the victim hung himself in the night after his lover abruptly ended their relationship.

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An eyewitness, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the man hailed from Kogi State, but lived in Aluu community, where he sew clothes for people.

The eyewitness added that the late tailor’s lover, whose name had yet to be ascertained, ended their relationship for reasons yet unknown after she visited him.

The source stated that neighbours tried to prevail on the lady to reconsider her decision to no avail, as she insisted on packing her belongings from the man’s apartment.

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When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the incident, adding that the police were investigating the circumstances that lead to the man’s death.

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