A 30-year-old student of the Nigerian Law School, Abuja, Auwal Haruna, on Monday, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself on the ceiling fan in his hotel room in Takum.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Joseph Kwaji, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria in Jalingo, saying the matter was under investigation.
Kwaji said the body of the deceased was found dangling from a ceiling fan at Mairiga Guest Inn, Takum.
He said the deceased, until his death, was a suspect in a case of murder involving his younger brother, Ahmed, who allegedly connived with their mother, Aisha, to murder their father, Haruna Mohammed.
(Ahmed), 27, was allegedly being detained for abducting and hanging his father to death in the suburb of Gembu over his father’s alleged marriage of a second wife against the wishes of his wife.
NAN reports that there is an upsurge in suicide cases in Taraba. Kwaji attributed the increase in cases of suicide to drug abuse and frustration.
“Most of these young men commit suicide as a result of drug abuse and frustration in life.
“Suicide is not the solution to our problems. Killing oneself is not only contrary to the laws of the land, but also against our religions,’’ Kwaji said.