Kano man Rabiu stopped from hanging self over failed N2m visa deal
Death by hanging
Published By: Ayorinde Oluokun
By Bosede Olufunmi
A 37-year-old Kano man, Saifillahi Rabiu has been stopped from hanging himself after losing the sum of N2 million in a visa deal.
Rabiu, a resident of Semegu Quarters, was stopped from hanging himself on Thursday morning at State Road, Tarauni Local Government Area of Kano, the state Fire Service said in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Alhaji Saminu Abdullahi.
Abdullahi said: “We received a distress call at about 10:07 a.m. from the Ministry of Works and Housing, Kano state, about a suicide attempt by hanging on a tree.
“On receiving the information, we quickly sent our fire fighting vehicle to the scene at 10:10 a.m,” he stated.
According to the statement, Rabiu, a resident of Semegu Quarters, attempted to hang himself over his inability to refund N2 million to those he tried to assist to obtain a travel Visa.
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“During interrogation, we gathered that Rabiu connected some people to those that process travel visa to foreign countries, which was successful.
“Those he tried to help, however, rejected the visa, saying it was not the type they paid for and demanded for a refund of their money already paid to the processors.
“We reliably gathered that he was able to raise half a million naira only.
“But pressure and threats from the people he wanted to assist made him to try to take his own life,” the PRO added.
He further stated that Rabiu was rescued alive and handed over to Zaharaddini of Farm Centre Police Division. (NAN)