A 37-year-old security guard at Prestige International College, Nurudeen Shehu, has committed suicide over news of his ex-wife’s remarriage in Kano.
The state Commissioner of Police, Usaini Gumel, who confirmed the incident on Tuesday, said it occurred inside one of the college’s classrooms on Sunday.
Gumel said, “On January 28, at approximately 10.30 am, Abdullahi Abdulsalam of Rijiyar Zaki reported that Shehu was found hanging motionless in a classroom.
“Policemen from Gwale Division, led by the DPO, made their way into the classroom, cut the rope, and rushed the body to the Murtala Mohammed General Hospital, where a doctor on duty confirmed his death and his remains were subsequently released to the deceased’s family for burial.”
It was learnt that Shehu’s tragic decision to end his life was informed by the news of his ex-wife’s remarriage.
Gumel promised that the police would conduct a thorough investigation to unravel the circumstances that led to the development.
Similarly, a 24-year-old student of Mass Communication at Federal Polytechnic Mubi in Adamawa State, Jemima Shetima-Balami, on Monday allegedly committed suicide after her boyfriend ended their relationship.
Suicide has been on the rise in recent times.