Friday, 21 April 2017

Man Hangs Self In Adamawa After A Fight That Led To The Death Of His Mother

A 23-year-old man has committed suicide in Yola, Adamawa state after having a fight with his mother in which he dislocated her left wrist. Musa Fidelis had been in a foul mood that day according to family members and as the argument broke out between him and his mother, he got physical.

After the fight, Musa had left his family in anger and retired to his room after his siblings mentioned that they were going to move their mother out of the house in Jimeta, Yola.

When Musa did not come out of the room for an unusually long time, his family members went in to investigate and found him hanging from the roof. Musa, who was a generator mechanic apprentice, reportedly had problems with alcohol and drug abuse and as such, was given to erratic behaviour.

According to Daily Trust, neighbours of the deceased said he was aggressive and fought almost everyone who crossed his path on the day he committed suicide. His uncle said that a day before he died, he had been behaving strangely, making death threats to members of his family and predicting that there would be a death in their family the next day. 

It is not certain what exactly prompted Musa to take his life. Some think it was the altercation with his mother but his elder sister revealed that a pregnant lady recently came to the family compound to say that Musa was responsible for her pregnancy and that might have also been a trigger.

The spokesman of Adamawa State Police command, Othman Abubakar, confirmed the incident to reporters but said he was yet to receive an official report.

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