A clergy man, Mr. Enoch Massin, in Nasarawa town of Nasarawa state has committed suicide by hanging.
Family sources and police authorities told leadership Sunday that the late Massin, an unemployed professional teacher who was sacked by his employers three times within one year; in 2011 told his wife who resided that he wanted to visit his home town , Akwanga where he omitted the suicide.
The deceased reportedly concealed the rope with which he hung himself when he got to the village. The teacher’s younger brother, Godwin Massin who confirmed the incident told our reporter that:
‘There was actually no reason for anyone to have suspected anything when he arrived his village. He discussed with his relatives and entered his room.
It was when his meal was ready and the lady who served the food went to call him, that he discovered him dangling from the noose tight to the ceiling’
LEADERSHIP SUNDAY gathered that arrangements were being made to bury his remains, while sympathisers thronged the community to commiserate with the family members.
The decease was said to have left a note where he wished that the epitaph on his grave should read "Here lies a man who died for what he believed in”
Leadership Sunday findings revealed that the family of the deceased has a history of committing suicide. Two of the late man’s uncles had committed suicide some years ago when the family lost a court case over a farmland
In a separate development an ex-soldier, Baba Abeku has drilled young ladies in Nasarawa town when a baby was found concealed in a polythene bag and dumped in drainage near the palace of a local chief in the town.
Report has it that on discovering the dead on an baby, the ex warrior in an attempt to fish out the lady who committed the act summoned scores of unmarried ladies in area and some kind of military precision drilled in the process dipping his hands in their private parts whether he could trace blood.
The action of the old soldier did not produce any result, but was widely condemned by some elders who posited that the offence could not have been committed by only unmarried ladies.
Our reporter gathered that attempt by some parents to have the soldier arrested by police was resisted by some youths yesterday