A Restaurant owner, 40-years old Emmanuel Igwe was Friday reported to have committed suicide at the Ishieke Campus of Ebonyi State University (EBSU), Abakaliki. The restaurant operator, popularly known as Ezeugo, hailed from Amechi-Idodo in Enugu state.
His body was found hanging in one of the trees behind a Pentecostal Church along Highlander Street in Ishieke in the early hours by some residents of Ishieke, in Ebonyi local government area of the state. Suicide A team of policemen, who were alerted of the incident came to the scene and brought down Igwe’s corpse from the tree where it was seen dangling.
The deceased left his wife and children behind.
His daughter, Uzoamaka Igwe said her father left the House as usual to his restaurant but later called her mother on phone, instructing her to take care of them. According to the girl, her father did not respond to her mother questions but was unexpectedly found hanging on the tree.
A resident of the area and close friend to the deceased family, Chimex Unah expressed sadness over the sudden death of the deceased whom he described as a jovial, gentle and hard working person.
“I know Ezeugo very well, he is a jovial man. We have stayed together for sometime in Ishieke market. I came to the market today only to hear that he has committed suicide by hanging himself. I went to the scene and saw things for myself and he was still hanging on a tree when I got there. We were there until policemen came and brought down his corpse.”