A native doctor ,Onyeonoziri Friday, a native of Ukpakiri village in Amaise community, near Aba, Abia State has committed suicide in front of his shrine.
The man , in his late thirties, allegedly hanged himself Saturday night while his pregnant wife and son were sleeping inside their house.
While it was not clear why the native doctor took his life, investigations revealed that he had had persistent sickness which was said to have made him act strangely in the past two weeks, but was in suitable condition days before he took his life.
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This made members of his family to express surprise over the manner of his death as they never anticipated the deceased who did not leave any message behind before taking his own life.
The wife told newsmen amidst sobbing that her husband deceived her before taking his life on that night. She said that on the night preceding his death, the late husband kept his motor cycle behind their house and informed her he was going to see a client in the neighbouring village.
The heartbroken woman said she felt her husband told her the truth and went to bed with their son, only to wake up in the morning and saw the lifeless body of her husband dangling within his shrine at the back of their house.
A relation of the deceased , Nwachukwu ,said it was yesterday’s (Sunday) morning they had cries from the native doctor’s house and they rushed to the place only to discover the man whom all sat together yesterday was dead.
“When we asked the wife, she said that the husband told her that he was going to pass the night at Ntighauzor. After that, she went inside the house while the husband told her that he wants to leave his machine behind the house.
“According to her, she came out in the morning, only to see the corpse of the husband dangling on a tree at the back of their house”.
Abia State Police Commissioner, Ene Okon ,confirmed the death of a native doctor who reportedly committed suicide near his shrine located at the back of his house.
Okon in a telephone chat said the police had already begun investigation into the matter to ascertain if there was any foul play.