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75 year-old man commits suicide over wife’s alleged infidelity

By Vincent Ujumadu

AWKA—A 75year-old father of 10, Mr Charles Okafor, has committed suicide over his wife’s alleged infidelity.


An eye witness said the man used wrapper to hang himself on the roof of his room  on Sunday  at Akitinyi village, Urum, in Awka North Local government area of Anambra state.

A member of the family who spoke to Vanguard on condition of anonymity said the deceased had complained to him a few days before his death of   his wife’s infidelity.

It   was   gathered that his wife was away when the husband’s death was announced.

The eye witness said: “She was called on phone to be informed of the death of her husband.

“He had a disagreement with the wife before she went out, only to be called on phone that her husband had committed suicide”.

Another relation of the   deceased, Mr. Chimezie Udekwe, who described the deceased’s action as “mysterious and painful”, wondered what would become the fate of the children he left behind.

He said,”One of my uncles came to my house to inform me that one of our brothers, Chief Charles Okafor committed suicide and I came here to see that what I was told was true.

“It is really painful. It is quite mysterious and unbearable to us. Everybody is crying over the matter and we are still trying to find out what could have led to this.”

When Vanguard   visited the residence of the deceased, sympathisers who were trooping into the compound confirmed  the story.

When contacted in her office, the Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs. Nkeiruka Nwode  said she was not aware of the incident.


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