30-year-old Imo poly graduate allegedly commits suicide

Written by on March 12, 2024

A 30-year-old graduate of the Federal Polytechnics Nekede in Imo State, Nerus Elemamba, has allegedly committed suicide.

His body was reportedly found dangling in his room on Monday evening in his village in Umuohii, Oboama community in the Ezinihitte Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State.

He reportedly committed suicide after participating in the day’s village manual labour earlier by his peers.

A source who spoke to our correspondent in confidence on Tuesday morning said that the deceased, who studied Architecture in school, didn’t show any sign of depression.

The source said, “The young man, Nerus, is from Umuohii Village in Oboama Ezinihitte Mbaise Imo State. He took his own life yesterday (Monday) evening.

“The reason for his action is unknown to anybody.

“He is a graduate of Architecture from the Federal Polytechnic in Nekede. Until yesterday (Monday) morning, he was very healthy and participated in the village youth manual labour.

Another source disclosed that the deceased didn’t leave any suicide note.

The source explained, “Nerus Chinaechenwa Elemamba, second son of late Mr Cajethan Elemamba, was yesterday (Monday) evening found dead, hanging himself in his own room.

“Nerus participated in the youth manual labour work yesterday (Monday) morning, looking very healthy before the unfortunate scenario occurred.”

The village youth leader, Iheukwumere Ibeh, spoke to our correspondent on Tuesday morning and said that the villagers were shocked by the development.

He revealed that the victim was being buried after the necessary cultural rituals had been successfully carried out.

The youth leader said, “This is shocking. Nobody knows the reason for his actions. He didn’t leave any note behind. He was not married. He is between 30 and 31 years of age. He was not taken to a mortuary. He is being buried as we speak. This is after the required cultural rituals to appease the land have been carried out.”

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