Kano man commits suicide over ex-wife remarriage

In Kano state, One Nurudeen Shehu has taken his own life after he got wind of his ex wife’s remarriage.

Prior to his death, the 37-year-old was a guard at Prestige International College.

The deceased was said to have killed himself inside one the classrooms of the school.

The state Commissioner of Police, Usaini Gumel, who confirmed the incident on Tuesday, said it happened on Sunday.

He said Shehu’s motionless body was found hanging from a rope by police who rushed him to hospital where a doctor pronounced him dead.

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 decision to end his life was not unconnected to 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

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