A man simply identified as Chris Achor on Thursday allegedly committed suicide by drinking a poisonous insecticide called ‘Sniper’.
The deceased remains was discovered in his apartment at Rumuekini community Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.
It was learnt that Achor, an indigene of Rumuokwuta community in Obio/Akpor LGA was in his early 40s, and owned an electronics shop.
He allegedly ingested the poisonous substance in the night before sleeping, as an empty bottle of the poison was said to have been found in his room alongside his corpse on Thursday morning.
It was gathered that his neighbours, who suspected that all was not well after he (Achor) failed to come out of his house in the morning, became restless, raised alarm and forced his door open before finding out that he was dead.
A resident of the community said that after neighbours forced the door of the victim open, his lifeless body was found before calls were put across to his family members, who later took the corpse to the mortuary.
The source said,
“When I heard that something bad had happened, I rushed to the scene of the incident and saw that the place was already crowded. I was told that our friend didn’t wake up this morning.
“So, they raised the alarm, his door was forced open and his body was found dead close to an empty bottle of Sniper, which we suspect he drank. Some neighbours called his girlfriend, who informed his people.”
Another source said that the deceased had a quarrel with his girlfriend after he invited her over in the night, but she refused to show up and only got to his late lover’s house the following morning to discover that the house was locked and several calls to the deceased cell phone went unanswered.
“Achor got very upset the night before his death after he invited his girlfriend to visit him, but she refused, insisting she was going to visit him in the morning. When she finally got to his (deceased) place in the morning, the door was locked and all phone calls put across to him were not answered.
“She got worried and raised an alarm, which attracted the neighbours, who forced the door open and found him dead with bottles of drinks as well as an empty bottle of sniper,” the source stressed.
When contacted, the Rivers State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Nnamdi Omoni, said he had yet to be briefed on the incident.