By Chinenyeh Ozor
A tax collector in the university town of Nsukka Enugu State hanged himself on Monday at an uncompleted building along Orba Road in Nsukka Local Government Area of the state.
Vanguard gathered that the tax collector, simply identified as Emmanuel Eze, a father of three children who hailed from Umuogili village in Eha-Alumona of Nsukka council, was said to have been playing with his children around 7 p.m. on Sunday only to be found dead at an uncompleted building near his residence along Orba Road.
Investigations revealed that the deceased, who was a tax collector at Ikpa commodity market in Nsukka council area had, before committing suicide, struck his sister unconscious with a wooden pestle. She was rushed to Bishop Sanahan Hospital, Nsukka.
When Vanguard visited the scene, the decomposing body of the tax collector, whose wife plates hair at the same market, was still dangling as people trooped to the scene to have a glimpse of the incident in the early hours of Monday.
While anxiety enveloped the entire area as to what may have caused late Eze, a.k.a Papa Ebube, to take his life, a sympathiser, who would not want his name in print, said the tax collector who returned from the northern part of the country over Book Haram insurgency, has been having mental challenges.
It was learned that his wife had been carrying him to places for a solution, only for him to hang himself.
A family source said that the tax collector’s sister may not survive as blood oozed out of her nose and ears.
The source added that the widow and children of the tax collector have not known of his death as they were at Bishop Sanahan Hospital, looking after the sister.
Our source disclosed that nobody would bring down the dangling body of late Eze, until the circumstances surrounding the mysterious death is known, not minding his mental health challenges.