April 4, 2019

Newspaper vendor hangs self over inability to pay debt in Delta


By Paul Olayemi
Sapele – A 42 year old newspaper vendor simply called Ameachi has hanged himself inside his one room apartment in the Okpe road area of Sapele, Delta State.

The dangling body of the man who was last seen on Monday and a native Kwale in Moba Local Government area of the state was discovered on Thursday morning.

A source who referred to himself as Mama Ngozi told Vanguard that “we last saw him on Monday when he was leaving the house, nobody knew when he came back to the house. We never knew he had hanged himself in his room. It was only this morning when we were beginning to inhale some foul odour and people has been coming to ask of him that we suspected foul play.

“He is a very reserved person and hardly talk to anybody. You hardly find him with anybody, male or female” the source said.

At the Newspaper Vendors office at Olympia area, newspaper vendors were seen in groups discussing the issue in hush tunes but a vendor who craved anonymity told Vanguard that he was owing some sum of money “he came on Monday and we told him to try and pay what he is owing and he left, later we went to look for him but we could not find him, only for us to hear he has hanged himself ” the source said.

As at the time of writing this report, the body of Ameachi was still dangling from his ceiling fan and Vanguard learnt arrangements are been made to evacuate the remains of the deceased.