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Imo Resident Tries to Commit Suicide By Lying on the Road



Chidozie Anyanwu Lying on the road

Chidozie Anyanwu Lying on the road

Chidozie Anyanwu, an Imo state resident on Monday attempted to commit suicide due to his poor standard of living.

Anyanwu, who was seen lying on MCC/Uratta Road, Owerri, said he was ready to die if his condition does not change for the better.

PUNCH reports that the man said that his mother’s corpse has been in the mortuary for quite some time because he has no money to bury her.

“My wife is a civil servant and her salary does not come as and when due. And when it comes, the bank collects all and still debits her account because of a loan she took. The provision shop she opened with the loan is not growing because Imo people don’t have money. People, who used to patronise the shop, are no longer coming and when she calls them, they always say there is no money,” he said.

He added that for the past three months, nobody patronised his shop and his three children only ate once a day.

He later left the road after some passers-by persuaded him not to take his life.

Photo Credit: PUNCH


  1. Benson Ossai

    October 4, 2016 at 11:11 am

    Wow, suicide is not the way out i understand your pain.People are really depressed in the land the recession is biting hard and has made people to develop all sort of mental disorders.I wish the government will see and do something about the economic status of its citizens instead of too much talk.Hunger has pervaded the land, making suicide trending.That dude need counseling to pull him out of depression.I think we should try and be our neighbors keepers at this critical time anywhere you are whether in the office,bus stop inside the bus where ever you are automatically a neighbor to that person by your side.Try and talk people out of their worry when you encounter one and if you can’t please make a referral to a trained counselor and also offer your little help where necessary, it will go a long way in saving a soul.

  2. Benson Ossai

    October 4, 2016 at 11:12 am


  3. Tilta

    October 4, 2016 at 11:22 am

    Na wa oo, people are really suffering..The worst part is that no one knows when this recession is going to end.

  4. Prince

    October 4, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    The situation in the country right now, is far from expectations but we have to keep a positive spirit and never loose focus.
    I went to get provisions at the stores on Friday after work and I almost lost my temper due to the increment in everything, nothing excluded to our very own Palm Oil.
    Suicide is not the way out, I can’t say i know what the man is feeling but I can tell him that there’s a bright light at the end of the tunnel if he’s positive and leave everything to God.

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