Latest Episode Of #TRCWithOmojuwa: Suicide Prevention And Facts.

On the lastest episode of The Real Conversations With Omojuwa, Japheth Omojuwa talked about suicide.

Considering the fact that the rate of suicide cases in Nigeria is on the rise, this is conversation that has to be had. For every death caused by HIV/AIDS globally, there are two deaths related to suicide. Suicide is a life and death issue and we need to pay more attention.

In this video, Japheth spoke extensively on the facts about suicide and also hinted on prevention of suicide. He gave in-depth analysis of how to watch out for signs on a suicidal or depressed individuals and how to help such people first hand.

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BREAKING: Another Lagos lagoon suicide attempt averted by Police.

The alarming spike in the rate of attempted suicides along the Lagos lagoon in the last few days has left residents as well as other concerned bodies a cause for worry.

Few days ago, a textile dealer, Mz. Taiwo Momoh was prevented from committing suicide by the gallant officers of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) who stopped her from jumping into the lagoon.

This was shortly after Mrs. Abigael Ogunyinka was rescued by fishermen early Friday morning while attempting to plummet into the lagoon.

Shockingly, an unidentified man was prevented from plunging into the lagoon by the Nigeria Police yesterday, Sunday, March 26, 2017.

According to a source from the Police, Malik Nasir, who shared the information on social media, the man was rescued before he could plummet into the lagoon.

The officer shared the photo of the man with the caption “Yet Another Suicide Attempt At the Lagos Lagoon today. He was rescued before he could take the plunge. An Ifa Priest has said in a national daily that “the Lagoon is Angry. How do we appease the Lagoon Please.”

You would recall that late Dr. Allwell Orji became national topic after he ordered his driver to pull over before plunging into the lagoon from the Adekunle-Adeniji end of the Third Mainland Bridge.

Similarly, another woman attempted to take her own life at the Maza-Maza end of Mile 2, Lagos, when she dived into the lagoon. Luckily, she was rescued by fishermen and other residents who were close by.


Source: Inside Mainland

JUST IN: Police averts another suicide attempt on 3rd Mainland Bridge

The Lagos State Police Command has rescued a woman, Taiwo Titilayo Momoh who attempted to jump into the Lagoon from Third Mainland Bridge on Friday.

Taiwo’s case is coming few days after a medical practitioner, Allwell Orji jumped into the Lagoon from Third Mainland Bridge as his remains was retrieved from the water on Wednesday.

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni told newsmen at the Rapid Response Squad, (RRS), headquarters, Lagos Government Secretariat, Alausa, Lagos, on Friday that Momoh was in a taxi heading towards Oworonshoki on Third Mainland Bridge when she told the taxi driver to stop on the bridge.

“She attempted suicide by attempting to jump into the Lagoon around Oworonshoki inward Mainland on Third Mainland Bridge.

Unfortunately for her, she was rescued. The woman was in a taxi and alighted on the bridge and wanted to commit suicide by jumping into the Lagoon.

“The police patrol team sighted her and rushed to rescue her before she jumped into the Lagoon,” he said.

The police boss said from his interaction with the woman, she had depression as a result of unpaid loans, adding that “she is still insisting that she wants to end her life.”

Owoseni noted that committing suicide was an offence under the law but that the police would try to talk the woman out of committing suicide.

He said the woman would be taken through post-trauma programme to ensure that she had hope and not commit suicide, adding that the police would do a medical evaluation on her to ascertain her condition.

Owoseni lamented the rate at which people commit suicide in the country, describing it as worrisome, adding that the police had begun patrol of bridges across the state to forestall other cases of suicide.

He added that it was now an offence for individuals to walk on bridges in the state and that no vehicle would be allowed to stop on any bridge in the state henceforth in order to prevent suicide incidences.

“Right now, the woman is still in trauma and she still insists that she wants to end her life,” he said.

However, as the woman was being led from the RRS headquarters into a waiting police vehicle, she was confronted with several television cameras and still cameras and she reacted by saying that she was not a criminal and that her shots should not be taken.


Source: Guardian

3rd Mainland Bridge Suicide: LASEMA Officials Continue Search For Body In Lagoon.

It is day two of the search for the body of a man identified as Dr. Allwell Orji, who allegedly jumped off the Third Mainland Bridge on Sunday evening.

Emergency agencies who have been conducting the search said their effort has not yielded any fruit.

The General Manager of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Adesina Tiamiyu, told Channels Television that officials would continue with the search until the body was found.

Mr Tiamiyu said the search operation lasted till late night, adding that more boats were deployed on Monday morning while the search continued.

He hinted that the operation was extended to a wider range, saying tidal waves might have moved the drowned body from where the incident took place.

The LASEMA boss, who said they have also alerted those in the neighbourhood to watch out for any floating body, noted that it was not certain if the body would be recovered on Monday.

Until his death, Dr. Orji works at the Mount Sinai Hospital in Surulere area of Lagos State, southwest Nigeria.

He was said to be on his way to Victoria Island for a meeting with the Medical and Dental Association of Nigeria when the incident happened.

Temporary reports from Police authorities revealed that the deceased had asked his driver to stop the vehicle before jumping across the bridge and into the water.

LASEMA also said there was a distress call of a man who parked his grey coloured Nissan SUV at about 4:50 pm around Adekunle and jumped into the Lagos lagoon.

The agency said the vehicle and the driver had been taken to Adeniji Adele Police Station for further investigation.


Source: Channels TV

Man commits suicide after third deportation from the US

With just a plastic bag of belongings in his hand, a Mexican man who was deported from the United States Tuesday promptly killed himself, jumping off a bridge in view of the US border.

Sinaloa state native Guadalupe Olivas Valencia, 44, threw himself to his death, authorities said. He had jumped 30 meters (100 feet).

Witnesses said the man was in great distress after being sent back to Mexico for the third time.

The tragedy comes as US President Donald Trump has pledged to deport millions of undocumented migrants living in the United States.

Trump has called Mexican migrants criminals and pledged to build a massive border wall.




PICTURED: Man Attempting To Commit Suicide At Jakande Lagos

According to Twitter User Brendalishus, an unidentified man was seen on the exterior of a pedestrian bridge at Jakande axis of the Lekki-Epe expressway this morning in an attempt to take his own life.

The suicidal man was standing on the exterior edge of the bridge with his back facing the road as depicted in the pictures that have been obtained by Omojuwa.Com

Eyewitness report has it that men of the Nigerian Police have however arrived at the scene to avert a looking tragedy.

As at the time of filing this report, it is still unclear whether the suicidal man has been rescued but Omojuwa.Com can affirm that the situation is being taken care of by the Police and relevant authorities.

Stay with us as we bring you further details of the incident.

Man live streams himself committing suicide over his girlfriend

Richard Nhika, a 38-year old Zimbabwean gospel musician and church pastor took his life while filming himself. According to him, he was prompted to commit suicide as a result of a conflict he had with his girlfriend, Nomatter.

In the video, he said:

“This is where I am seated, just close to the road… I think it’s about 15 to 20 metres so take care.”

In the video Richard says: I will always love you Nomatter, which is why when I saw you I never insulted you or said anything bad.

I have decided to die next to this tree so that everyone can see, this is real poison you can even see for yourself.”

After consuming the poisonous substance believed to be cotton pesticide, Richard who was now an Apostolic Faith Mission junior pastor was taken to Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals where he died the following day.

Family spokespersons Pauline Busu and Nyasha Nhika said they were saddened by the death of their relative.

They said they never thought Richard would decide to end his life considering his spiritual background.

“When we got to the scene where he committed suicide, we found the video in his phone which he had shot taking away his life.

“We are convinced that this was a spiritual attack that happened to him because in his normal senses, he would not have done something like this.

“He was a pastor at AFM Church and he was actually launching his album he featured Mathias Mhere, Dereck Mpofu and Sharon Manyonganise and no one ever expected him to do such a thing.

“We are receiving calls from many people who he ministered to, even some influential people are also calling us sending their condolence messages.

“Two days before he died, he would wake up in the middle of the night praying and no one ever bothered to ask what was going on in his life,” Pauline said.

When asked whether they knew the reason he committed suicide, Nyasha interjected:

“He was fine, he never shared with us if he was facing any problems with anyone, we only heard of him mentioning a lady called Nomatter in his video.

“From what he was saying in the video, it seems she was his girlfriend and they were having some challenges.

“However, no one from our family had ever met her, but we are looking forward to seeing her so that she explains to us what really went wrong between her and Richard.

“So far from the investigations we made, we were informed that they go to the same church and they were in love.”

Meanwhile, mourners are gathered at Nhika’s family house in Chitungwiza.

His body will be ferried from Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals straight to Marondera Cemetery.

IG raises alarm over the rise of suicide cases in the Police force

The Nigerian Police Force is worried over the rising cases of suicide among its officers across the country.

The Assistant Inspector General of Police (IGP) Zone 5, Abubakar, Mohammed, lamented the development in an interactive session with policemen in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, on Thursday.

He said recent statistics confirmed that more policemen are taking their lives.

Mohammed, a former Director at the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) office in Lyon, France, said the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) has ordered senior police officers to have close relationship with their subordinates.

He disclosed that the IG asked them to close their ranks with their subordinates to know their problems and stop them from taking their lives in order to stop the problem.

“The IGP has asked us to now go close to our officers as well as the rank and file to know what their problems are because the level of suicide within the police is getting higher. Police officers are killing themselves without us knowing what their problems are,” he said.

“If you have family problems or in the office, it is very important to talk to your senior officer who will try to help you. I do not know why it is increasing. Whether it is because of family problems.

“But if you have any issues bothering you, talk to your immediate senior officers who will approach a more senior one to resolve it.

“The police need to relate more with members of the public and develop confidence in their minds without being compromised. Many civilians are afraid that if they give police information, we will divulge the source of the information.

“When that is done, the confidence of the informant disappears and this will be detrimental to our crime fighting strategy.

“When you harass members of the public, you lose confidence. When you torture suspects, it creates problems between you and civil society in terms of human rights abuse”.

“An intelligent police officer can deal with a suspect in a prescribed, acceptable manner rather than using coercive methods. In essence, you change your attitudes. The way you portray yourself will determine whether the person you are getting information from will help you.”

Nigerian Navy seaman’s wife allegedly commits suicide by ingesting ‘Sniper’

The wife of a naval rating has allegedly committed suicide in Igando, a Lagos suburb. The woman, whose identity was said to be unknown at the time of filing this report, allegedly drank sniper, a local insecticide, on Sunday evening after a disagreement with her husband, Seaman Band Omojoye.


It was alleged that the couple had an argument after the man discovered that the woman lied to him. She was said to have left the house and told the husband she went to church.


Unknown to her, the husband, it was gathered, went to the church without seeing her. He was said to have enquired from other church members, who told him the wife was not seen in church.


Confirming the incident, the spokesperson for the Western Naval Command  (WNC) Lieutenant Commander Chinwe Umar said the Rating was in police custody, adding that investigations were ongoing.


Spokesperson for the Police Command, Dolapo Badmos, a Superintendent of Police (SP) also confirmed the incident.She said: “I don’t have much information on it but I can tell you that investigation is ongoing.”

Unpaid salaries: Civil servant commits suicide in Ekiti

A senior civil servant with Ekiti State Government, Mr. Tope Afolayan, has committed suicide over alleged unpaid salaries and his inability to pay his huge debt, a reliable source confirmed.

Afolayan, a native of Oye- Ekiti, the headquarters of Oye Local Government Area of the state, worked in the Office of the state Accountant-General.

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that Afolayan, a level 10 officer, who died on Thursday, was survived by a teacher wife and three children.

The source added that Afolayan was found hanging from the ceiling of his house, located on Peace Avenue, Olorunda, Ado-Ekiti.

The source said the deceased was a final year student of Law at Ekiti State University (EKSU) and an interpreter in a branch of Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), Ekute area of Ado-Ekiti.

The source said Afolayan, who had been buried, did not leave any suicide note.

The source added that the deceased had consistently complained to friends about the non-payment of his accumulated salary arrears.

He was said to have attributed his inability to pay his debts and perform his financial responsibility for the upkeep of his immediate family on the non-payment of his salary.

“Although he didn’t leave any suicide note before hanging himself he had been very moody and heartbroken for a couple of weeks before the incident happened.

“He had been complaining about the debts he owed which he was unable to defray because of non-payment of the arrears of salaries.

“In fact, he was among the last batch of applicants for car loan given by government last year but his name did not come out.

“We are shocked by Afolabi’s death because nobody thought he would go to that extent, we are still mourning his death,” the source said.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP. Alberto Adeyemi confirmed the incident.

Adeyemi said that the incident was reported at New Iyin Road Police Station in Ado Ekiti.


Source: PM News

85-year-old woman commits suicide in Kano

Salamatu Hassan, an 85-year-old resident of Jar-Kuka village in Gezawa local government area of Kano, has committed suicide.


According to Magaji Musa Majia, a deputy superintendent of police and spokesman of the Kano state police command, the octogenarian hanged herself on a tree.


He said the mother of six was suffering from mental disorder.


Majia added that the police took the victim’s body to the Sir Muhammadu Sanusi General Hospital, where she was confirmed dead.


Someone resident in the nighbourhood said the lifeless body of the woman was found in the early hours of Sunday.


Muhammad Ibrahim, her grandson, said she had been missing for two days, before her corpse was found on the outskirts of the village.


Hassan has been buried in accordance with Islamic rites.

Police officer attempts suicide in detention over extortion of citizens

In what looked like a scene from a Nollywood movie, security operatives attached to Ikotun Police Station were left stunned following happenings at the station last Thursday.

According to Police source, the police sergeant identified only as Lucky who was arrested for embarking on illegal duty allegedly attempted to commit suicide by drinking poison while in detention.

The sergeant who was attached to Ikotun Police Station and two others were said to have been apprehended while they were extorting money from young people coming out of banking halls.

The activities of the policemen were said to have been reported to the Area M Commander, Egbeda/Idimu, who ordered that the men be arrested by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Ikotun.

Commenting on the incident, a Police source said, “Lucky tried to kill himself because he had sent people to beg the Area M Commander, but the man refused. The area commander vowed to drag Lucky before the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni.”

It was learnt that Sergeant Lucky who was a former driver to the Area M Commander was transferred from Area M to Ikotun Police Station because he was fond of harassing people coming out from banking halls along Car Wash Bus Stop in the Egbeda axis of Lagos.

Traditional ruler commits suicide in Delta State.

The traditional ruler of Umuachi-Ogo community in Ndokwa-East Local Government Area of Delta State, HRM Onotuku Joseph Onyemali, has committed suicide by drinking a poisonous substance.

Vanguard reports that the monarch took his life after he was accused of engaging in witchcraft by some of his subjects.

The lifeless body of the king was discovered at about 8 am on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, in his palace after taking the poison with its container was found near his body.

A source in the community narrated that incident spoilt their mood as they were celebrating the recent release of the former state governor, James Ibori from a UK prison.

“While others were celebrating the release of ex-governor James Ibori, it was all tears here as our monarch was found dead in his room in a case we suspect is a suicide.

The monarch was said to have been accused of witchcraft by subjects. It is not clear who those subjects are but the traditional ruler drank what was considered to be a poisonous chemical, whose container was found near his lifeless body.

There has been apprehension in Umuachi-Ogo since the incident.”

Another community source added that the late monarch had been buried in front of the palace in line with the native law and customs while the chiefs have been silent on the issue, refusing to give further explanation.

MMM subscriber allegedly commits suicide in Nsukka

A final year student of Agricultural Engineering at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), who is also reported to be a participant of the Mavrodi Mondial Movement investment scheme (MMM), has committed suicide.


According to an online medium, Premium Times, the student, identified as Tobechukwu Okeke, was found on Sunday morning, dangling from a rope in his room at Odenigwe, a community in Nsukka, Enugu State.


The deceased was said to have left a note behind where he apologised to his family, according to accounts by a neighbour. The contents of the note read: “Mother, father, brother, I’m sorry. Ify, may your children never suffer. Uncle Mathias, you gave me all. I am sorry. Death calls. Linguistic department, I am sorry. Okeke Tobechukwu S. 2012/185649,” the neighbour, who did not want to be named, quoted.


Though the cause of Okeke’s death is yet to be ascertained, some of his neighbours suggested that he was in debt, some said he was tired of schooling, others attributed his suicide to the loss of money in a network business he invested into.


The deceased’s last Facebook posts showed he had been involved in the controversial MMM scheme, as he used his page to advertise the scheme. His last post, in September, read: “MMM is enriching lives of millions of Nigerians everyday. If you care to join or you have any questions, please send me a message or comment below.”


One of the deceased’s colleagues, who also did not want to be named, said he was given an electrical wiring job to do at the department of Linguistics in the university, because of his expertise in electrical works. “I saw him this (Sunday) morning, he seemed to have a problem which he needed money to solve,” the colleague added.


The university authorities have also confirmed the incident, but said the family had not officially informed the institution. Uju Umo, the university’s Dean of Student Affairs said: “I travelled for a burial last weekend and yesterday I got a text message saying a student had committed suicide.


“It happened at Odenigwe, one of the host communities outside the school and I was told he left a suicide note apologising to his fellow gamblers.”


Similarly, Chukwu Emmanuel, the university’s student union president, also confirmed the incident, and said the matter was being investigated. “There’s no concrete details for now,” he added.


People close to the deceased described him as a comedian, who always used jokes to awake sleeping students during night classes. “He used to go around to classes at night to crack jokes and encourage students to forget their worries.”

Man Commits Suicide on Wedding Eve, Drops Suicide Message for Sister

A 28-year-old man has committed suicide in Mushin area of Lagos State, on the eve of his wedding.

Shakiru, popularly called Jarule, was found hanging from the ceiling of his 56, Oduduwa Street, Mushin home.

Relatives told newsmen that the father of two was being expected in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, on Saturday for the event. Shakiru was said to have sent a suicide message to his sister, Mariam, which reads: “I’m sorry. Forgive me.”

Mariam had reportedly insisted on his arriving early for the event on noticing his attitude of late. But when the message came in around 6:30pm, she did not read it immediately. When she did, she tried to reach some of his friends, but all to no avail. She then got their elder sister who lives near him to go and find out what was happening. His sister found his room locked from inside indicating that he was at home.

But when he did not respond to her knocks, she called Mariam, who asked her to look through the window from where she found his lifeless body dangling from the ceiling.

The late Shakiru also left some notes in his jotter, bordering on love and his life trajectory. They included “I’m Done”, “If you are reading this, it’s too late.” He also wrote phrases such as “I love you” on the pictures of his two children.

Some relatives described his death as embarrassing and unfortunate. They said he was an introvert who hardly picked their calls. It was learnt that his wife is about eight months pregnant. He was said to have proposed an abortion which his doctor warned against because “it was too late.”

His niece, who didn’t mention her name, believes he committed suicide over financial difficulties.

According to her, he became frustrated after the death of his mother three years ago.

It was learnt that the police are detaining four persons living with the late Shakiru.

German Officials Demand Answers After Suspect’s Suicide

German authorities are under pressure to explain how a detained Syrian man suspected of planning an airport bombing attack was able to take his own life, with politicians demanding answers and calling the death in custody a “fiasco” and a “tragedy”.

Sebastian Gemkow, Saxony’s justice minister, said in a press conference in Dresden that Jaber al-Bakr, 22, strangled himself on Wednesday evening by tying his shirt to the bars of his jail cell.

“This should not have happened even though we did everything we could to prevent it,” Gemkow said on Thursday.

Earlier on Thursday, Bakr’s defence lawyer Alexander Huebner said that he had been informed his client was “under constant surveillance.

“How could this happen?” asked Huebner.

“I’m unbelievably shocked and absolutely speechless that something like this could have happened,” he said.

Rolf Jacob, the head of the prison where Bakr was held, told reporters that a trainee guard checked on the prisoner at 730pm on Wednesday, and that when he returned for another check 15 minutes later he found him dead.

Jacob said authorities who assessed him when he entered the prison had noted there was a suicide risk but did not consider it acute. He said the suspect was checked on every quarter of an hour and given pants without a belt as a precaution.

Read More: aljazeera

Berlin Bomb Attack Plan Suspect Commits Suicide In Custody

A Syrian refugee suspected of planning a bomb attack “with Islamist motives” on a Berlin airport has strangled himself to death with his shirt in detention, Saxony state justice officials said Thursday.

Investigators believe that 22-year-old Albakr, who arrived in Germany last year, was close to staging a terrorist attack. German police have said that Albakr’s “approach and behavior” suggest an ISIS link.

“On the evening of October the 12th, 2016, Jaber Albakr, the prime suspect in planning a serious attack against the state, took his life in the prison hospital of the Leipzig correctional facility,” the ministry said in a statement on its website, also confirming the news to CNN.
The Saxony Justice Minister Sebastian Gemkow told reporters that Albakr had strangled himself with his shirt but it was not immediately clear if he had hanged himself in his cell.
Gemkow said Albakr had been seen by a psychologist earlier in the day, but it was assessed that suicide was unlikely.
Authorities then decided to reduce its checks on him from every 30 minutes to every 15.
Albakr was on a hunger strike and refused to drink, Gemkow said, adding that authorities tried to resuscitate him for about half an hour after they found his body.

Rape Suspect Attempts Suicide In Court

There was mild drama at the Rivers State judiciary complex yesterday, after a 38-year-old man, Ibinabo Franklyn, who is being accused of raping his 17-year-old daughter, attempted to kill himself.

The Chief Magistrate, F.N. Amanze, Esq, had ordered that the accused person be remanded in the Port Harcourt Maximum Security Prison custody and referred the case file to the director of Public Prosecution, DPP, for advice, adjourning the matter to December 23, 2016 for mention.

Shortly after the Chief Magistrate rose and the accused was handcuffed and was being led out of the court, that  he got hold of one of the tiles which were brought to the court probably as exhibit, broke it and started stabbing himself in the throat.

Not satisfied, the accused went ahead and got hold of a bottle, continued stabbing and knocking himself on the wall. It took the intervention of some security operatives who went through the back door and got hold of him.

The accused was said to have had canal knowledge of his biological daughter, who is also a product of rape, on the 23rd of this month at Okujagu  community in Port Harcourt local government area of the state.

It was gathered that the accused had chained his daughter in the house and left a bucket where she could urinate, then locked her up and went to work after raping her, so that she would not escape.
According to one of the officers, it took the intervention of neighbours who broke into the house and rescued the girl.

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Pastor Commits Suicide After Sending Pictures Of His Penis To Church WhatsApp Group

A Pastor with Christ Embassy, Pastor Letsego, has committed suicide after he allegedly sent pictures of his penis to his church Whatsapp Group.

It was gathered that the married pastor who is based in South Africa mistakenly sent a picture of his penis meant for his alleged lover to his church whatsapp group.

The images were captioned: “Wife is away, it’s all yours tonight.”

He then realised his mistake after having hit the send button with congregants expressing shock and outrage over the mishap.

The Pastor reportedly left the group after he realised his mistake.

All calls put through to the pastor by congregants who expressed shock at such acts proved abortive.

The next day, he was found dead, hanging in his rented church house.

One of the pastor’s congregants, who pleaded anonymity said: “Pastor’s antics have always been a cause for concern, he was always seen in the company of one of the deacons named Miriam and we suspected there was more to their friendship than meets the eye.

“Quizzed by his wife and congregants, he would shrug off the allegations and say as a Pastor he was a father to everyone and Miriam was his favourite Daughter.”

According to Live Monitor, efforts made to get a comment from Christ Embassy Officials remains fruitless.

American Man Hangs Self in Lagos Hotel

The police in Lagos State have begun investigation into the death of a 57-year-old American, who was found hanged with a rope in a hotel room in the Lekki area of the state.

It wa learnt that the American, Charles Carlson, had checked into Ellyx Vile Hotel on African Line, Lekki Phase 1, on Monday before the incident happened.

It was gathered that the hotel workers discovered Carlson had hanged himself when it was time for breakfast on Tuesday and he failed to show up or pick his calls.

The hotel room was thereafter forced open and his corpse was found hanged with a rope.

The incident was thereafter reported at the Maroko Police Division which came to evacuate the corpse.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, who confirmed the death, said the Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, had directed operatives to unravel the mysteries around his death.

She said, “The matter was reported to the police by the manager of the hotel, identified as Vincent Owunke. The guest, Carlson, an American, it was observed did not pick calls to the intercom in his room and he did not come out for breakfast.

“The police are investigating a case of sudden and unnatural death. The American was found motionless and hanged himself with a rope close to the door. The CP, Owoseni, has directed the case to be transferred to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba, for further investigation.”

Man Found Hanged In Aboru In Lagos Was Murdered – Police

The Lagos state police command has said a motorcyclist simply identified as Tunde who was found dead with a rope tied to his throat at an uncompleted building on Rasaki Sodande Street, Aboru on Sunday September 4, was murdered. Reacting to the incident, spokesperson of the state police command, Dolapo Badmos told the Nation that preliminary investigation showed the deceased was murdered

“We have ruled out the possibility of suicide because prelimanary investigations show that the man was killed. We do not know him. We only know his name is Tunde. He was strangled from our findings and we are trying to get to the bottom of the matter. For now, the case is under discreet investigation. All I can tell you is that it was not suicide. Police investigation will reveal more in due time.”

Police Arraign Katsina Prison Inmate For Attempted Suicide

A middle-aged man alleged to be a member of a gang of thieves in Dutsin-ma town, Katsina State, is currently standing trial before a Katsina Chief Magistrates’ Court for his alleged attempt to commit suicide while in police detention.

The offence is contrary to Section 231 of the Penal Code.

Abubakar Mustapha is also facing charges bordering on alleged disturbance of public peace under Section 113 of the Penal Code; mischief, under Section 327 of the Penal Code and belonging to unlawful society under Section 97B of the Penal Code.

A legal advice on the charges from the state Ministry of Justice with Number: MOJ/KT/LTT/VOL.9/777, read in the court on Monday, said the accused should be tried by the magistrates’ court.

Mustapha, who is currently on bail, was absent in the court on Tuesday while the Magistrate, Hajiya Fadila Dikko, adjourned the case to October 3 for mention.

The Police First Information Report revealed that a patrol team at Dutsin-ma led by Mohammed Musa, arrested Mustapha at the local government area secretariat while attempting to “trespass” into the chairman’s office.

Mustapha was also alleged to cause damage to the chairman’s official vehicle.

The police alleged that Mustapha attempted to commit suicide after his detention at the police station.

The FIR added, ”The said suspect was detained in police custody at Dutsin-ma.

“He used sharp nail to try to kill himself, contrary to Section 306 and 231 of the penal code law.”

67-Year-Old Retiree Commits Suicide In Calabar

It was a horrible sight, yesterday, as the body of a 67-year-old retiree, Mr. Okon Edet Iwang, dangled in front of his room at 13B, Ekpo Iso Lane, Ikot Ansa in Calabar Municipality.

A neighbour, who pleaded anonymity, told Vanguard that Mr. Edet, who hailed from Obot Akara, Ukposin Atai in Akwa Ibom State, had been suffering from diabetes for close to three years, but was gradually recovering before the suicide.

His words: “Before going to church yesterday evening (Sunday), I saw him and when I also came back at about 10:30p.m. we greeted. I was shocked when I woke up this morning (yesterday) to see his lifeless body dangling.”

The neighbour said Iwang used the clothesline residents use to dry their clothes to hang himself in front of his room, adding “he was recovering from his sickness because the diabetic sore on his leg was healing very fine.

“We are still in shock that Ette Aniette, as he is popularly known, could muster such courage. He was a very peaceful man,”

The source also hinted that Ette Aniete, who retired from Industrial Trust Fund, ITF, was still receiving his pension and was even re-engaged on a contract basis before he was finally paid off due to his deteriorating health.

According to the source, “he slumped sometime ago and went into coma, which lasted for about three months. He was paid off after he came back from the hospital.

“The sickness affected his eyes because he started developing partial blindness and I think depression also started setting in. We had to call his son, Aniette, to come and stay with him.

“His wife had left him during the peak of his illness and before that he lost one of his children. We believe all these must have contributed to his decision to commit suicide.

“We called the police immediately and they took his corpse away.” Censored photo below..


35 year old married woman commits suicide in Ogun state

A 35 year old married woman identified as Omolola Atejioye committed suicide by hanging herself inside her home at Ago-Iwoye road, Ilishan-Remo, in Ikenne Local Government Area of Ogun state on Tuesday August 16th. According to Tribune, the husband of the deceased came back home from work to find his wife’s lifeless body dangling from their ceiling. She did not leave behind any suicide note.

The state acting Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident, said the remains of the deceased have been deposited at Babcock University morgue where her

husband works. Oyeyemi said a post mortem will be carried out on the deceased to ascertain the cause of her death.

“A member of staff of the Babcock University reported to our men in Ilisan-Remo, that he returned from work around 5.30pm, and met the body of his wife dangling from the ceiling of their apartment, after the door was forced opened. The policemen later brought the body down and it had been deposited in the mortuary of the Babcock University in the same town. The deceased did not leave any suicide note. A post mortem would be carried out on the corpse”he said


17-Year Old Commits Suicide Over Pregnancy, Drops Note

A 17-year-old girl, (first name withheld) Saka has died after drinking local insecticide, Sniper in Igando area of Lagos State.

Lagos Metro gathered that the victim allegedly blamed her grandma for her death in a note which she left behind.

The elderly woman was arrested after Saka’s boyfriend had reported the case at Igando division.

A source explained that Saka was taken to her grandma’s house in Mofoluwasho Close to live with her after the death of her mother because she was the only child of her parents. Saka’s mother died
when the victim was only three years old.

The source said, “She had been living with her since then. The woman is a trader in Ikotun market and that was how the girl met with a guy whom she started dating. Whenever the woman was not around, she would bring the man home and he would spend the night with her.”

Another source disclosed that the woman was not pleased with the news that Saka was pregnant so, she insisted she packed out of the house.

“The grandma insisted that she moved out of the house to her boyfriend’s house. The woman packed her luggage outside the gate and the girl angrily left the house, took Sniper and drank it,” he said.

Residents said the victim began foaming in the mouth at her boyfriend’s house and was rushed to the Igando General Hospital where she was confirmed dead.

When the boyfriend saw the suicide note, he was said to have reported to the police.

A resident said, “The girl and the boyfriend loved each other. The man did not even reject the pregnancy. It was from the suicide note that the boyfriend saw that the girl accused her grandma of causing her death. He reported to the police with the note in his hand.

“The Police took the suicide note and arrested the woman. She was in tears at the bus stop as she kept saying she didn’t mean her any harm. It was a sad sight,” another resident said.

A resident, who identified himself as Goddey, appealed to the government to intervene in the increasing teenage suicides in the community.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the incident.

She said Saka’s corpse had been deposited in a mortuary. “Her corpse has been deposited at the hospital’s morgue for autopsy. Investigation is still ongoing,” he added.

Landlord Commits Suicide In Ibadan, Leaves Three-page Suicide Note.

A 48-year-old landlord on Tuesday hanged himself in Ibadan, leaving behind a three-page suicide note.


The incident happened in Idi-Ose along Akan road in Ona Ara Council Area of the city. The deceased, Popoola Adepoju, was found in his room dangling from a rope tied to a ceiling fan. Residents of the area said the father of three sent his children on an errand before taking his own life.


Adepoju’s wife told the police that her husband left the defunct National Electric Power Authority in Abeokuta two years ago but his entitlement was yet to be paid. She added that he had engaged himself in cement business on a small scale before his death.


His family initially refused to hand over the suicide note to the police but after the intervention of the general chairman of the Idi Ose community, Taiwo Alimi, it was taken to the Akanran Police Division. The deceased was interred in his house after the Divisional Police Officer at the station, Aliko Dankoli, gave the family permission to proceed with his burial arrangement.


A member of Four Square Gospel Church, where Adepoju worshipped with his family, said he attended Monday morning service in the church and never gave a sign of depression. He said, “Adepoju was a devout Christian, pious and was talented. He was always offering tangible suggestions whenever the Welfare Committee of the zone met. What could have informed this action is unclear.


We were together at the early morning service at our church on Monday. We usually have such service on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of every month. When I saw him last on Monday evening after the evening service, he never gave the premonition that he was going to commit suicide.”


A landlord in the area, who did not give his name, however gave a hint that the deceased was going through a difficult period.


He said that the deceased had wanted to sell his Honda car for N250,000 but only got a buyer who was ready to pay N150,000. He said Adepoju had planned to buy a smaller car to be used as taxi to supplement what he made from the small cement business he was doing.


He said, “he wanted to sell the car so he could buy a small vehicle which he would be using as cab to serve as a sustaining means of livelihood for his family. He however said that the amount being offered was insufficient.


He sometimes complained that things were no longer as they were before he was disengaged from work. It was a surprise when we discovered that this unfortunate incident had happened.

50 Year Old Chinese National Commits Suicide In Lagos

A 50-year-old Chinese national identified as Si Guicai, committed suicide at his home in Itohan Avenue, Ikeja area of Lagos on Friday July 29th. Guicai allegedly hanged himself to the iron window of his apartment at 9:00 p.m. The reason behind his action is not yet known.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the Lagos state police command, Dolapo Badmos said “One Si Guicai, a Chinese, allegedly hanged himself to the iron window in his room. A team of policemen attached to Man-centre division visited, examined and photographed the scene, while corpse was removed and deposited at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja
morgue for autopsy while investigation is ongoing.”?

Why Our Staff Committed Suicide – FCMB Management Explains

First City Monument Bank Plc says its official, Olisa Nwakoby, who committed suicide on Friday in front of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Lekki, Lagos State, had personal challenges and became frustrated.


Why Our Staff Committed Suicide – FCMB Management ExplainsThe bank, however, noted that neither the management nor colleagues of the deceased were aware of the challenges, adding that it was working with Nwakoby’s family and the police to unravel the nature of the challenges.


Forty-four-year-old Nwakoby, said to be the manager of the bank’s branch in Lekki, shot himself in the head over a bad debt estimated at N350m on Friday.

The deceased was said to have given out the sum as loan to a bank customer, who allegedly failed to service the loan. He was reportedly under pressure from the bank’s management to repay the loan and became frustrated as he could not meet the demand.


But the Acting Group Head, Communications and Brand Management of the FCMB, Lola Egboh, said on Sunday that the suicide had nothing to do with the bank, adding that she did not have the knowledge of any loan.


Egboh, who described Nwakoby’s death as shocking, said the bank would have come to his aid if it was aware that he had emotional challenges.


She said, “It is rather unfortunate that the incident happened. Mr. Nwakoby was a member of staff of the FCMB. We are not aware that he was facing personal challenges, which led to the incident. As a bank that caters to the well-being of its workers, we have counsellors who could have helped him. This came as a surprise to us as it was to the public. It is such a trying time for the family; we have been in touch with them. There is a lot of speculations going on at the moment, a lot of them unfounded.


“We are working closely with security operatives and his family to understand what could have led to the personal challenges. I am not aware of any loan. I can’t comment on speculations.”


Efforts to speak with the family proved abortive as of press time. But a source close to the family said, “They were too distraught to speak to the press now.”


The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, said a pistol and live cartridges were recovered from the scene, adding that Nwakoby  corpse had been deposited at the Lagos Island Hospital’s morgue.


She said, “At about 9.45am on Friday, one Olisa (Nwakoby) allegedly shot himself in the head with a pistol in front of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church on Northern Foresore Estate, Lekki.


“A team of policemen attached to the Ilasan division visited, examined and photographed the scene. The exhibit, a silver America pistol with five rounds of unexpended ammunition, was recovered to the station while the corpse was removed and deposited at a morgue for autopsy. Investigation is ongoing.”

Six Killed In Suicide Attack At Mosque In Borno

Six people were killed on Friday when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a mosque in Damboa, northeast Nigeria, the army said, in the latest violence to hit the restive region.

Nigerian Army spokesman Colonel Sani Usman said the attack happened at about 5:15 am (0415 GMT) in the town of Damboa, some 90 kilometres (56 miles) southwest of the Borno state capital, Maiduguri.

He blamed the attack on “two Boko Haram terrorists”.

“The first suicide bomber targeted Damboa Central Mosque but due to stringent security measures he could not gain entry. Obviously frustrated, he exploded and died near the central mosque,” he added.

“However, the second bomber veered off and gained entry into another smaller mosque and detonated the bomb, killing himself and six other worshippers and injuring one other person.

“The wounded have been evacuated to a hospital while efforts are on to clear the rubble. Troops and other security agencies have been mobilised to the area.”

The attack is the latest against a mosque in northeast Nigeria and the wider Lake Chad region, as part of a campaign of violence by the Islamist group against civilian “soft” targets.

On June 27, two would-be suicide bombers were killed in Maiduguri, as they tried to target an overnight Ramadan vigil at a mosque on the Damboa Road.

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Army Smashes Kidnap Gang As Suspect Commits Suicide

The Nigerian Army has smashed a suspected    notorious kidnappers gang that has been terrorising Abia State.One of the suspects allegedly committed suicide while another was arrested by the Nigerian Army.

The suspect believed to be the leader of the fourman gang that allegedly shot and abducted a victim at Ohafia, and took him to Nkporo town in Ohafia Local Government Area where they were demanding for ransom before residents made a distress call to the Army. At a press conference in Umuahia, the Army Public Relations Officer (APRO), Major Sydneyv Mbaneme said the suspect committed suicide while escaping arrest. “He was escaping from arrest and jumped from he window of the building he was hiding to another building’s roof which caved in and he hit his head on the floor and died on the spot.”

Mbaneme, said two Ak 47 rifles, nine Magazines loaded with 124 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, one pistol, two rounds of 9 mm ammunition, two cutlasses 6 GSM handsets, one chain, one ipad, a wrap of substance suspected to be Indian hemp, two motor number plates, one camouflage jungle hat, one ATM and the N5,490,000.

Mbaneme said that in a follow up search the next day being Saturday, April 9, 2016, the army recovered a Toyota Rav 4 with registration number MUS 428 RZ, used in kidnap- ping the rescued victim, bunch of keys, one Generator set and two empty travelling bags. He explained that the incident happened when troops deployed in Abiriba received a distress call from a community in Nkporo over movement of persons suspected to be kidnappers were noticed in their area. “The troops on receipt of the call, swiftly responded and on getting there, arrested one of the suspected kidnappers, Chidiebere Sunday, while two escaped into the bush, the fourth, trying to escape jumped on top of the roof of a neighbouring house, fell into the house through the ceiling, hit his head on the ground and died and in that process their victim was rescued.”He said that the victim, who was shot and kidnapped on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 is responding to treatment in an undisclosed hospital.

According to him, the body of the deceased kidnapper had been taken away by the police at Nkporo while the arrested kidnapper and the recovered items are in the custody of the 14 Brigade , Ohafia.Sunday, 39 denied knowledge of the kidnap business.

He said that he came home for the funeral ceremony of his father and after informing his friend, one Ifeanyi of the burial, he asked him to come and take some money.

He explained that it was in the process of going to collect the money from Ifeanyi that the army swooped on them and he was arrested while Ifeanyi escaped.

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Woman Commits Suicide Over Pressure Of Being Single

Danielle Saul, a business development manager, committed suicide after her battle with depression due to her inability to cope with her friends getting married while she remained single.

According to a report, Danielle, 31, who desperately wanted to get married and had been pressured by the marriages of her friends was found hanging in her Manchester, UK home by her friend.

The sad incidence reportedly happened a few days after her attempt to get back together with an ex-boyfriend had failed.

University Student Slits His Throat Over Cheating Girlfriend

What is happening?? If you know you are not psychologically equipped to be in a relationship then why involve yourself?

A 21-year-old student of Bishop Braham University College Kabale, Uganda is fighting for his life at Rugarama Hospital after he slit his own throat over suspicions that his girlfriend is cheating on him.

Obed Muhoozi, a first year student of Social Work and social administration cut himself at about 4pm
Tuesday, while in his room at Top View Hostel.

Friends say the youngster was unhappy with his girlfriend only identified as Nahabwe, who is also a student at the same campus. Muhoozi’s friends at the university said that on Women’s Day, Nahabwe had promised to spend the day with Muhoozi.

However, on calling her they said, the phone was picked by another male, who is believed to have been with the girl at the moment. A distraught Muhoozi then grabbed a knife and inflicted a deep cut on his neck.

His colleagues luckily managed to get him to Rugarama Hospital in time, where efforts were still underway to Save his life having lost a lot of blood.

Godwin Kizza the Dean of Students at Bishop Braham University College confirmed the incident but declined to comment further on the matter.

Man Kills Wife, 8 Children, 2 Sisters & Parents, Commits Suicide

A 35-year-old chartered accountant allegedly stabbed and killed 14 members of his family and then committed suicide by hanging himself, around 30km from India’s financial capital Mumbai. The incident occurred on 28 February.

Hansil Warekar stabbed eight children, his wife, three sisters and parents at his bungalow at Ghodbadar road in Thane district at 2am IST (8.30pm GMTon 27 February). Local police said there was a party organised at his residence on Saturday (27 February) after which all the family members had gone to sleep, when the accused may have attacked them.

“Prima facie evidence suggests that the accused bolted all the doors of the house and murdered his family while they were asleep with a knife that we found near his body. The accused then hanged himself after killing his family. There were three rooms in the house. While he was in a room with his wife and two daughters on the first floor, his parents and sisters were in separate rooms on the ground floor,” said joint commissioner of Thane Police Ashutosh Dumbare.

Police learnt of the incident when one of the victims raised an alarm and Hansil’s in-laws who were in a house nearby called them. “Hansil slit the upper part of this victim’s throat. She survived the attack and screamed for help. The survivor’s in-laws, who were in the neighbouring house heard her cries and tried opening the door, but it was locked. The in-laws broke open the grill of a window on the ground floor and entered the house. It was then that the police were alerted about the incident,” the joint commissioner added.

Now, police are waiting for Hansil’s sister Subia Bharmar, the lone survivor of the attack, who has been admitted to a hospital, to reveal the reason behind the incident. “We have recorded the survivor’s statement. However, the exact cause that triggered her brother to kill her family and himself is still unclear. Our investigation is still underway,” Dumbare said.

The murder weapon, a knife, was found near Hansil’s body.

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Texas Teenager Kills Mom, 2 Neighbors And Commits Suicide

A 19-year-old killed his mother and two neighbors before turning his gun on himself in a shooting that brought SWAT and various emergency vehicles to a rural area in Texas, authorities said Sunday.

Uvalde County Sheriff Charlie Mendeke said Dylan Westerburg gunned down his mother Friday afternoon in their home near Uvalde, about 85 miles west of San Antonio. He then went next door and killed two brothers, Arthur and Phinny Norton, Mendeke said.
Mendeke said investigators haven’t determined a clear motive for the shootings. Westerburg lived with his mother in a small cabin about 20 yards from the Nortons’ mobile home on the brothers’ property.
Phinny Norton, 60, had some “sort of romantic relationship” with Westerburg’s mother, 42-year-old Jennifer Diane Jacques, Mendeke said. Deputies had been called out to the property in the past because of domestic disputes but “nothing violent,” Mendeke said.
Authorities arrived at the scene after a teenage witness called them. The teenage boy was with Arthur Norton, 58, when they saw shotgun shells and broken glass as they approached the Nortons’ mobile home, Mendeke said.

“Mr. Norton enters the house,” Mendeke said. “The kid who was with him hears and sees a gun blast and sees Mr. Norton fall to the floor” before running to call authorities.

When officers arrived they heard another gunshot. Not knowing whether there were multiple gunmen or whether the gunman was dead, authorities surrounded the homes and began evacuating people nearby.
It was during that search that they found Jacques’ body. The family’s dog had also been killed.
Mendeke said he called in about 50 to 60 officers from different agencies as well as a Texas Department of Public Safety SWAT team out of caution. Authorities closed the road leading to the property and they stayed there overnight.

“I didn’t know how many shooters I had in the Norton residence when I found the mother,” he said. “You’re looking at farm- and ranchland. You could get into a dangerous situation.”

The SWAT team finally entered the Nortons’ mobile home on Saturday afternoon and found the Norton brothers and Westerburg dead inside. Mendeke said Westerburg had shot himself in the head.

Source: AP

Man Whose Restaurant Was Crowned World’s Best, Found Dead In An Apparent Suicide

Chef Benoit Violier, whose Swiss restaurant was crowned the best in the world last month, has been found dead in an apparent suicide, police said.

His body was discovered late Sunday afternoon in his home in Crissier in western Switzerland, a statement on the Vaud canton police website said Monday.

Violier, who was 44 years old, ran the three Michelin-starred Restaurant De L’Hotel De Ville Crissier-Suisse. In December, France’s prestigious La Liste ranking crowned the establishment the world’s best restaurant and Violier showed up to receive the award from the French foreign ministry grinning from ear to ear.

The initial investigation points to suicide by gunshot, police said. The authorities said no further comments would be issued at this time out of respect for the family.

Paedophile Commits Suicide On The Day He Was Due To Be Jailed

A paedophile committed suicide by throwing himself off a bridge on the day he was due to be sentenced, a court has heard.

Michael Fiek, 40, who was originally from Shoreditch, east London, was due to be sentenced at Leeds Crown Court – along with two other men.

But on the day of sentencing, Judge Tom Bayliss QC was told that Fiek had jumped to his death in London.

Fiek had been facing a lengthy jail sentence, after previously pleading guilty to 14 offences – including meeting a 15-year-old boy with another man and paying him for sex.

The men then took photos of the sexual activity before swapping them over the internet, Leeds Crown Court heard.

As the photos were exchanged, the men were said to have discussed their ‘strong sexual interest in young boys.’

Sentencing will proceed for the men accused alongside Fiek –  Andrew Lynes, 51, of Deighton Road, Huddersfield, and James Bould, previously of Swindon Road, Dewsbury.

The court previously heard how the men had described themselves as ‘committed paedophiles’.

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19-Year-Old Girl Commits Suicide In Ebonyi, As Boyfriend Rejects Pregnancy

A 19-year-old lady, identified simply as Chiamaka, at the weekend committed suicide for being pregnant. Chiamaka took her life in her residence at No. 17 Nwike Street, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State. The lady, who hailed from Ohaozara Local Government Area of the state, was said to have hanged herself after her parents told her that they could not buy her what she had demanded for the Yuletide because they discovered she was pregnant.

A source close to the family said Chiamaka had, after discovering that she was pregnant, informed her boyfriend responsible for the pregnancy and who also lives in the same building but the boy
denied being responsible for the pregnancy.

“Chiamaka was not happy that her boyfriend denied her in her trying moment because her parents threatened to sanction her for being pregnant. “The parents were very angry about it because we, the neighbours, always hear when they quarrelled with her because of the pregnancy and she thought the best thing to do was to go to her boyfriend, at least to have a rest of mind.

“But she was disappointed that the boy denied her and I think this might be the reason why she hanged herself,” the source added. When our correspondent visited the house, most of the residents had fled the building for fear of arrest while residents of the street were discussing the incident in groups. When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) George Okafor, said he was yet to receive official report on the matter.

Source: New Telegraph

Chinese Mine Owner Commits Suicide After Deadly Collapse Of Mine

The owner of Chinese gypsum mine that collapsed Friday, killing one worker and leaving two dozen others trapped, committed suicide early Sunday, China’s state-run news service reported. The news service, Xinhua, identified the owner as Ma Congbo.

Ma was president of Yurong Commerce and Trade Ltd. Co. and owner of the mine in Shangdong Province, south of Bejing, the Associated Press reported.

Ma was working alongside hundreds of rescue workers when, at 2 a.m., he leaped into a well and
drowned, according to the AP and Xinhua.

The cause of the collapse, which occurred just before 8 p.m. Friday, remains under investigation, Xinhua reported. Four workers escaped and seven more were rescued; on Sunday, 17 workers remained trapped as emergency personnel tried to get them water, according to Xinhua.

The collapse came just days after a massive manmadelandslide in Shenzen killed one person and left 75 other people missing. After similar safety disasters, company officials are typically subject to severe punishment.

Man Sets Himself Ablaze In Front Of Silvio Berlusconi’s Mansion

An Italian set himself on fire Monday in front of the house of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi and was rushed to hospital in a serious but stable condition, Italian media said.

According to AGI news agency, the Sardinian approached the gate of billionaire Berlusconi’s Villa San Martino residence near Milan before setting alight his clothes, which had been doused in a flammable liquid.

Police on duty in front of the villa rushed to his aid, putting out the flames and evacuating the man by helicopter to hospital. There was no immediate indication as to why the man, said to be in his thirties, had set himself on fire.

British Mother Hopes To Be ISIS First Female Suicide Bomber

A mother-of-two from Britain who is known as ‘Mrs Terror’ has hinted she may become ISIS’ first female suicide bomber.

Muslim convert Sally Jones – whose extremist husband was killed in an American drone strike – indicated she was planning on blowing herself up after paying tribute to the first female Chechen suicide bomber.

Hussain, posted the last words of Hawa Barayev, who killed herself and 27 Russian special forces soldiers in Chechnya in 2000. According to the Sunday Times,the 47-year-old former rocker wrote

 ‘I know what I’m doing. Paradise has a price and I hope this will be the price for Paradise’.

 She said Barayev was a ‘martyr’, and finished the post with a heart.

Jones, took her young son Jojo with her to Syria at the end of 2011.

Singer Sinead O’Connor Attempts Suicide, Says ‘My Family Betrayed Me’ In Suicide Note

Popular 90s singer Sinead O’Connor reportedly took an overdose of pills earlier today after leaving a suicide note saying her family does not care, have betrayed her so much, and blamed them for her suicide attempt. TMZ reports below…

The note, posted Sunday morning, alleges “appalling cruelty” on the part of her husband, her children and even her son’s girlfriend — and she says it all started when she had a hysterectomy in August. Sinead claims they’ve been keeping her babies from her, and she just couldn’t take it anymore.

The 48-year-old singer wrote, “I have taken an overdose. There is no other way to get respect. I am not at home. I’m at a hotel, somewhere in Ireland, under another name. I’ve been howling crying for weeks. And been told by them all to go f*** myself. I’m invisible. I don’t matter a shred to anyone.”

Sinead has four children, ranging in age from 9 to 28. She’s currently married to Barry Herridge — the therapist she married in Las Vegas after meeting on the Internet.

She has since been found safe and sound in a hotel in Dublin and she’s currently getting medical attention.

Wanted Paris Jihadist Changed His Mind As Suicide Bomb Belt Is Found In Paris Dustbin

A suicide bomber’s explosive belt – containing a volatile chemical nicknamed ‘Mother of Satan’ for the ease at which it is detonated – was tonight found by police dumped in the southern Paris suburb where terrorist fugitive Salah Abdeslam escaped the city.

The 26-year-old fled the bloodbath that left 130 dead on November 13th, rather than blowing himself up. Tonight’s find in a dustbin in Montrouge, in the Hauts-de-Seine department, is hugely significant because it supports the theory that Abdeslam abandoned his mission.

Police said the explosive belt was found in the place where Abdeslam’s mobile phone was operating on the day of the Paris attacks.

According to NBC News, a spokesperson for the prosecutors’ office confirmed a cell phone had also been found near the belt.

Investigators believe the jihadist gang that carried out eight coordinated attacks planned to strike another target but Abdeslam changed plans at the last minute.

Abdeslam’s brother, Brahim Abdeslam, blew himself up in a cafe near the Place de la Nation, but he chose to escape.

Abdeslam is thought to have driven the three Stade de France bombers to the stadium before moving on to the 18th arrondissement.Abdeslam, a French national, infamously hired the vehicles and hotel rooms used in the attacks.The next day he and two accomplices were stopped by a traffic patrol close to the Belgium border but then let go.

Groom Commits Suicide Because Of Pressure To Buy ‘Betrothal Gifts’

A man from east China’s Anhui province killed himself two weeks before the date of his wedding, reportedly due to the immense pressure to buy “betrothal gifts” for the bride’s family, according to his parents.

Xiaolei got engaged to his sweetheart, Lanlan, last December and was soon asked by his fiancé’s family for 10,000 yuan and other gifts. The total value of the “bride-price” came to more than 30,000
A month later, however, the woman’s family asked for another 20,000 yuan and more gifts such as cigarettes and wine, which is thought to be the breaking point for Xiaolei. Sadly, he jumped from a construction site in Shanghai where he worked just two days after the family’s request.

Overwhelmed by their son’s death, Xiaolei’s parents have pointed the finger of blame at the family of the bride-to-be, Lanlan. They said Xiaolei complained to them once that the “endless” requests for gifts were “extortion” and unbearable.

On March 30, the parents sued Lanlan, demanding that they return all the cash and other gifts including jewelry worth more than 30,000 yuan and an iPhone. The court gave the verdict that all cash should be paid back but rejected the request of returning other goods

Mother Of Paris Suicide Bomber Says “STRESS” May Have Caused Her Son To Blow Himself Up

The mother of a Paris suicide bomber says her son ‘did not mean to kill anyone’ – and claims he may have blown himself up because of stress.

Ibrahim Abdeslam, 31, launched a solo attack outside the cafe Comptoir Voltaire, close to the scene of the Bataclan concert hall massacre on Friday night.

His brother Mohamed Abdeslam, a former council worker, was arrested in Molenbeek in western Brussels, a day after the attacks in the French capital, in which at least 129 were killed and hundreds more were injured.

Police missed their chance to bring in the third brother, Salah, when he was questioned as he crossed the border to Belgium after the attacks. He is now the object of a massive international manhunt.

Today their mother defended Ibrahim, suggesting his suicide jacket may have done off by accident and said he could have carried out the attack because he was ‘stressed’.

Salah Abdeslam, 26, from a suburb of Brussels known as the 'jihadi' capital of Europe, is now the subject of a vast international manhunt

Salah Abdeslam, 26, from a suburb of Brussels known as the ‘jihadi’ capital of Europe, is now the subject of a vast international manhunt

Incredible footage shows armed officers swarm on at least one man and force him to kneel down as they detain him on a wall as shocked shoppers look on in the St Jans Molenbeek area of Brussels, Belgium, at around 5pm UK time yesterday. It came as Belgian police made seven arrests including five in an district known as a 'den for terrorists'

Incredible footage shows armed officers swarm on at least one man and force him to kneel down as they detain him on a wall as shocked shoppers look on in the St Jans Molenbeek area of Brussels, Belgium, at around 5pm UK time yesterday. It came as Belgian police made seven arrests including five in an district known as a ‘den for terrorists’

Ibrahim Abdeslam, 31, blew himself up in a solo attack outside the cafe Comptoir Voltaire (pictured), close to the scene of the Bataclan concert hall massacre on Friday night

Ibrahim Abdeslam, 31, blew himself up in a solo attack outside the cafe Comptoir Voltaire (pictured), close to the scene of the Bataclan concert hall massacre on Friday night

Speaking outside the family home, the Abdeslam family claimed that they were ‘surprised’ that Ibrahim blew himself up near the Stade de France, even though he had spent time in Syria.

Their mother, speaking to a reporter through her nephew – the bombers’ cousin – on the doorstep of the family home in Molenbeek, told Het Laatste Nieuws that they were sure he had not planned to kill anyone

‘This was not his plan, that’s for sure,’ she said. ‘The fact that his suicide belt exploded without killing anyone says a lot.’

The family added: ‘We even saw him two days before the attacks. There were no signs that they has plans to do anything violent.’

The family admitted he had spent ‘a long time’ in Syria.

‘We were really surprised that Salah was involved. Ibrahim was different. We did see that he had been radicalised, at least in part. But not so much that we ever thought he would commit an atrocity like this.’

Ibrahim's mother has defended her son, suggesting his suicide jacket may have done off by accident and said he could have carried out the attack because he was 'stressed'

Ibrahim’s mother has defended her son, suggesting his suicide jacket may have done off by accident and said he could have carried out the attack because he was ‘stressed’

His mother said that the family was sure Ibrahim had not planned to kill anyone when he detonated a suicide bomb outside a busy restaurant in Paris

His mother said that the family was sure Ibrahim had not planned to kill anyone when he detonated a suicide bomb outside a busy restaurant in Paris

Link: A car linked to the terror attack is towed during a police raid in Brussels' Molenbeek district last night - an area called the 'Jihadi capital of Europe'  - because of the links to a number of historic terror plots

Another family member at the brothers’ home claimed that he would not have wanted to become a suicide bomber: ‘Maybe the explosives went off prematurely by accident. Maybe it was stress.’

Prosecutors have identified Ibrahim, who seriously injured a bystander when he detonated his suicide bomb, as the man who rented a Seat car used in the attacks.

The vehicle was used by the terrorists who murdered diners outside the Casa Nostra pizza restaurant and the La Belle Équipe cafe.

It was found abandoned 20 minutes away in Montreuil with a cache of weapons inside.

The Cafe Voltaire bomb was one of seven deadly attacks carried out by jihadists on a night of bloodshed in Paris.


At least 129 people are dead, and another 352 injured, after three teams of jihadis struck the Stade de France football stadium, a handful of bars and cafes, and then finally the Bataclan concert hall.


  • The attacks began at 8.17pm GMT at the Stade de France where the French football team was hosting Germany in an international friendly.
  • The game was being watched by 80,000 spectators, among them was President Francois Hollande who had to be evacuated from the stadium.
  • The first explosion, a suicide bombing, was at an entrance to the stadium. A suicide bomber approached the gate with a match ticket when he was frisked by a security guard who turned him away.
  • He backed away from the gate and detonated his vest at about 8.20pm GMT near Gate D of the stadium, killing one other person. A passport with the name Ahmed Almuhamed, 25, from Syria, was allegedly found nearby.
  • A second suicide bomber, Bilal Hadfi, 20, blew himself up near Gate H several minutes later. No one else was reported killed. Hadfi is said to have fought with ISIS in Syria.


  • At 8.25pm GMT a separate team of gunmen arrived in a Black Seat and attacked diners at popular Cambodian restaurant Le Petit Cambodge and Le Carillon bar in the trendy Canal Saint-Martin area of eastern Paris, killing 15.


  • The same unit then drove about 500 yards to La Casa Nostra pizzeria and opened fire on diners on the terrace of the restaurant, killing at least five people.
  • From there, the militants drove around a mile south-east – apparently past the area of the Bataclan concert venue – to launch another attack, this time on La Belle Equipe bar in Rue de Charonne. At least 19 people died after the terrace was sprayed with bullets at 8.38pm GMT. The attackers then drove off.
Tearful members of the public view flowers and tributes on the pavement near the scene of the concert hall massacre on Friday

Tearful members of the public view flowers and tributes on the pavement near the scene of the concert hall massacre on Friday


  • Five minutes later, Ibrahim Abdeslam, 31, set off a suicide vest outside the outside cafe ‘Comptoir Voltaire’ on the Boulevard Voltaire and close to the Bataclan theatre. He hired a black Seat car used in the attack.


  • At 8.49pm GMT, the third group (believed to be three men and a woman) armed with AK-47s stormed the Bataclan music hall and began shooting members of the crowd. Survivors claim three blew themselves up and a fourth person was shot dead by police before they could detonate their bomb.


  • At around 8.50pm GMT a third blast took place near the Stade de France, this time by a McDonald’s restaurant on the fringes of the stadium. The boom caused terror among spectators who had already been attempting to flee the stadium following the first two explosions. The attacker who detonated his suicide vest was identified as a 20-year-old French man living in Belgium.
A woman is comforted as she breaks down outside the Carillon cafe and the Petit Cambodge restaurant where victims were gunned down

A woman is comforted as she breaks down outside the Carillon cafe and the Petit Cambodge restaurant where victims were gunned down


  • On Saturday morning, ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks across Paris, saying ‘eight brothers wearing explosive belts and carrying assault rifles’ conducted a ‘blessed attack on… Crusader France’.
  • On Saturday afternoon, three people travelling in a grey VW Polo were arrested at the French/Belgian border when police traced the car after it was sighted outside the Bataclan theatre at the time of the attacks.
  • One of the Stade de France suspects was found carrying a Syrian passport under the name Ahmed Almuhamed who travelled to France as a migrant through Greece on October 3. Ferry tickets reveal he travelled with another man named as Mohammed Almuhamed.
  • However, the French minister of justice Christiane Taubira said on Sunday that the passport under the name Ahmed Almuhamed was a fake.
  • Omar Ismaël Mostefai, 29, from Courcouronnes, Paris was also named as a Bataclan suicide bomber. The petty criminal and father-of-one was known to police as a radical and had travelled to Algeria and Syria. He was identified by the fingerprint on a severed digit found after he detonated his suicide belt.
  • Mostefai is believed to have been radicalised by a Belgian hate preacher of Moroccan descent claimed to have regularly preached at his mosque in South West France. His father, a brother and other family members have been held and are being questioned.
  • The black Seat Leon used by the terrorists who murdered diners outside the Casa Nostra pizza restaurant and the La Belle Équipe cafe was found abandoned 20 minutes away in Montreuil with a cache of weapons inside.
  • Seven people were detained in Belgium linked to the atrocities – three at the border and four in Brussels. Five are from the Molenbeek area of Brussels known as a ‘den of terrorists’.
  • Iraqi spies warned the West of an ISIS suicide bomber threat the day before the Paris atrocities, it was revealed on Sunday, as more details of major intelligence failures began to emerge. The US-led coalition in Syria was apparently told by Iraqi security sources that 24 extremists were involved in the terror operation planned in the ISIS capital Raqqa and it would involve 19 attackers including five others including bombmakers and planners. No detail was given of when or where an attack might take place.
  • It has also emerged that Turkey’s authorities foiled a plot to stage a ‘Jihadi John revenge attack’ in Istanbul – involving a high-profile British jihadist – on the same day as the deadly massacre in Paris.
  • From as far back as August, France’s authorities possessed information that militants were said to be planning attacks on French concert halls after a tip-off was received from a 30-year-old man who was detained on his way back from Syria.
  • On Sunday night there were 42 people still said to be in intensive care in hospital following Friday’s terrorist attacks.


  • French police are still hunting for three gunmen on the run, including Brussels-born Frenchman Salah Abdeslam, and an ISIS bombmaker likely to have made the suicide vests.
  • An international arrest warrant has been issued for Abdeslam, 26, who is accused of renting a Volkswagen Polo used by the suicide bombers. He is one of three brothers believed to be at the heart of the eight-strong ISIS cell.
  • It emerged on Sunday night that police found Abdeslam near the Belgian border early Saturday but let him go after he showed them his ID card. Officers pulled over the car being driven by Abdelslam on Saturday morning on the A2 motorway between Paris and Brussels. Two other men were also in the Seat car. At the time, officers in Paris knew that Abdeslam had rented the car used by the killers which had been abandoned near the theatre but the information had not been transmitted to those responsible for conducting the border checks.
  • His brother Ibrahim, 31, blew himself up in a solo attack outside cafe Comptoir Voltaire after renting a black Seat found abandoned today filled with AK-47s and ammunition. A third sibling, named as Mohamed Abdeslam, has been arrested in the Belgian capital.
  • On Sunday evening the French defence ministry announced that the country’s warplanes had bombed Islamic State’s stronghold in Syria’s Raqa, destroying a command post and a training camp, the defence ministry said. Ten fighter jets were involved, dropping 20 bombs.

Minutes after Ibrahim launched his solo attack, another group of militants – believed to be three men and a woman – armed with AK-47s stormed the Bataclan music hall and began shooting members of the crowd.

Survivors claim three blew themselves up and a fourth person was shot dead by police before they could detonate their bomb.

Salah Abdeslam, 26, from a suburb of Brussels known as the ‘jihadi’ capital of Europe, is now the subject of a vast international manhunt – but incredibly he was stopped and then released by officers guarding the Belgian border hours after the attacks.

One of his brothers, Ibrahim Abdeslam, 31, was one of seven terrorists who died on Friday night after he blew himself up in a solo attack outside cafe Comptoir Voltaire. He had rented a black Seat found yesterday in Paris packed with AK-47s and ammunition.

The third sibling, Mohammed Abdeslam, was in custody in Belgium last night after being arrested in a Brussels, where the ISIS terror cell may have met before the raid to gather automatic weapons and suicide vests.

Seven people have been detained in Belgium linked to the atrocities – three at the border and four in Brussels. Five are from the Molenbeek area of Brussels known as a ‘den of terrorists’.

Police revealed today they had found the other vehicle used in the terror attacks – a black Seat Leon - abandoned in the Montreuil area of France. The car is not shown in this photo but smashed glass, believed to be from the vehicle, remains on the floor after it was driven off

Police revealed today they had found the other vehicle used in the terror attacks – a black Seat Leon – abandoned in the Montreuil area of France. The car is not shown in this photo but smashed glass, believed to be from the vehicle, remains on the floor after it was driven off

'Den of terrorists': A police car patrols the Molenbeek district of Brussels today after seven arrests in Belgium linked to the Paris terror attack in the past 24 hours

‘Den of terrorists’: A police car patrols the Molenbeek district of Brussels today after seven arrests in Belgium linked to the Paris terror attack in the past 24 hours

It has emerged that a car rented by Salah Abdeslam was abandoned by the Bataclan Theatre, while a Seat rented by his brother Ibrahim was dumped in Montreull with three AK-47s and some ammunition. Adeslam was questioned as he approached the Belgian border and Sunday morning in a third car which was later abandoned in the Jihadi hotspot of Molenbeek, where he disappeared

French police have said homegrown terrorist Omar Ismaël Mostefai, 29, from Courcouronnes, Paris, was one of the Bataclan suicide bombers where 89 died while Belgian Bilal Hadfi, 20, who had spent time fighting with ISIS in Syria before returning to Europe, detonated his suicide vest at the Stade de France where three died.

One of Bataclan suspects was found carrying a Syrian passport under the name Ahmed Almuhamed who travelled to France as a migrant through Greece and blew himself up at the Stade de France.

Greek ferry tickets reveal he travelled to Europe with another man named as Mohammed Almuhamed.

This morning French security sources claimed the fourth terrorist now identified is Frenchman Samy Aminour, 28, after a series of raids on addresses on the Parisian suburbs of Seine-Saint-Denis and Bobigny linked to his family overnight.

Police believe he was a part of the team of four terrorists who killed 89 at the Bataclan rock gig.

He is said to have been known to French anti-terror police since 2012 when he was prosecuted for trying to flee France for Yemen.

The French interior ministry confirmed that anti-terror police conducted 168 raids across the country overnight.

They have arrested dozens of people following the deadly attacks in Paris on Friday.

Heavily armed tactical units launched dozens of raids in Toulouse, Grenoble, Calais and two Paris suburbs.

Wanted man: Serbian media says this is 25-year-old Ahmed Almuhamed, left and right, whose Syrian passport is pictured, who blew himself up at the Bataclan concert hall and is believed to have sneaked into France with another terrorist by posing as refugees from Syria

As the three brothers were identified the latest terrorist was named as Belgian Bilal Hadfi, 20, (pictured) who had spent time fighting with ISIS in Syria before returning to Europe and detonating his suicide vest at the Stade de France

Suspect: Belgian Bilal Hadfi, 20, (pictured) who had spent time fighting with ISIS in Syria before returning to Europe and detonating his suicide vest at the Stade de France and French bomber Omar Mostefai, right, killed himself after he attacked the Bataclan concert Hall

Raid drama: This is Osseghem metro station in the Molenbeek neighbourhood of Brussels where several suspects were arrested yesterday
Masked Belgian anti-terror policemen searched for suspects in Molenbeek area of Brussels in connection with the deadly Paris attacks

Masked Belgian anti-terror policemen searched for suspects in Molenbeek area of Brussels in connection with the deadly Paris attacks

Officers searched the Molenbeek area of Brussels (pictured), which is home to a large Turkish and Moroccan community, after a parking ticket found on a grey VW Polo parked outside the Bataclan theatre in Paris was found to have been issued from the Brussels district

They have arrested dozens of suspects and have seized a cache of weapons including a rocket launcher.

The down-at-heel suburb of Molenbeek in Brussels has been dubbed ‘a den of terrorists’ by Belgian media because it has repeatedly featured in attacks

The Islamist who killed people at a Paris kosher grocery in January at the time of the attack on the magazine Charlie Hebdo acquired weapons in the district.

Ayoub El Khazzani, the man behind August’s foiled attack on an Amsterdam-Paris train, had been staying in Molenbeek with his sister before initiating his strike.

Moroccan-born gunman Khazzani, 26, lived with his sister in Molonbeek, Brussels, weeks before his attempted attack on the Thalys train.

He stayed with his sister, who lives on the same road where two of the arrests were made in relation to the Paris attacks.

Several people spotted El Khazzani in the area where his sister lives in Sint-Jans-Molenbeek.

The sister was questioned by anti-terror detectives in Brussels. Now part of their investigation is around whether El Khazzani and the suspects planned the separate attacks.

Independence Day Bombing: Okah Attempts Suicide In Court

There was a mild drama at the Federal High Court in Abuja as the alleged mastermind of the October 1, 2010 Independence Day bombing, Charles Okah, threatened to end his trial when he attempted to take his life.

Okah, who is standing trial for terrorism, sought the permission of the trial judge, Justice Gabriel Kolawole, to air his views over what he termed “endless trial”, due to his lawyer’s absence in court.

Justice Kolawole obliged his request, and Okah said that he had been incarcerated for about five years now and he had a family to cater for.

He further said that his children would grow up without feeling the warmth of their father.

Charles Okah, who expressed frustration about the endless trial, ended his emotional statement after about five minutes, reached for a chair in the court and quickly moved towards a window.

He was, however, overpowered by lawyers and other litigants who prevented him from breaking the louvers.

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Man Commits Suicide Over Unpaid 13 Months Salary

Tears flowed freely in the home of a middle aged engineer with the Bayelsa State Water Board, Peter Ogiero, who committed suicide by taking a popular insecticide ‘Sniper’ over unpaid 13 months salaries by the state government.

Ogiero took his life on Tuesday after waiting in vain for 13 months without salary and without a kobo to take care of his family and his failing health, as government failed to meet its financial obligations to the board’s employees.

It was gathered that the deceased, a father of four, whose only means of livelihood was his salary, succumbed to frustration after he was diagnosed to be hypertensive. He had a stroke about one year ago when he found it extremely difficult to care for himself, let alone his wife and four children.

A neighbor, who was seen wailing uncontrollably, said that in the midst of the man’s travail, his second wife (who he married after the death of his first wife) abandoned him and left for their village along with three of their children.

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Heartbroken Vet Kills Herself And Leaves Note For Her ‘Cheating’ Husband’s Mistress

A promising vet who accused her husband of having an affair hung herself in a hotel room and left a note to the ‘other woman’
Nicole Putney, 32, was once named Vet Student of the Year and was described as a “very talented young lady” but had become extremely depressed following the breakdown of her five-month marriage.
She killed herself after travelling to Manchester to attend a business conference and that she left a suicide note for a woman she believed was having an affair with her scientist husband.

The accomplished animal welfare expert told her dad that she was about to commit suicide.
Staff at the Novotel in Worsley, Greater Manchester were alerted by a friend of Ms Putney but were unable to get to her in time.

In his statement,Simon Mueller, a physicist at the International Energy Agency claimed her mental illness caused a strain in their marriage.He said

My relationship with my wife was harmonious to begin with.She quit her job and moved to Paris to be with me and our goal was to move to London.Nicole moved her things to Paris in late September 2014 but didn’t handle the transition very well.Our relationship deteriorated over a period of time.”

Mr Mueller said his wife had first attempted suicide by taking an overdose at some time in 2014, after he’d left their home to meet a friend.He said he called an ambulance after he returned home and found his then fiancee with a knife, pills and a note.
In another failed attempt just before their wedding, the statement said his wife had tried to hang herself.

 “She made another suicide attempt in January 2015, she tried hanging herself and the fixation point collapsed.Despite those events, we decided to follow through with our planned marriage which was on January 9 2015.”

After their wedding Ms Putney began looking for jobs in London and it wasn’t long before she accepted an offer but that led to additional strain in their relationship.

“In the following months, she started looking for jobs in London,She was offered one and we continued to have problems because I decided I would not quit my job in Paris straight away. We visited London on March 7. We had an argument and she told me she was going out to get a drink, then she text me saying she was going to jump in front of a train. “She was found and taken to an emergency care ward where she was hospitalised until 27 April.

Later that month and ten days before her death, Mr Meuller told the inquest that his wife had asked for a divorce.

“I received a very difficult telephone call when she asked me to get a divorce lawyer and get the papers.I didn’t know what to respond to her request. She contacted me several times before her death and we were texting.”

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Retired Soldier, “Baba Soldier”, Sets Self On Fire In Agege Lagos

A retired soldier, who is fondly called “Baba Soldier” by his neighbours, at No. 13 Abeokuta Street, near Agege Stadium, Agege, Lagos, on 25th August 25, set himself ablaze.

Daily Times gathered that tragedy took place in the man’s about 4.00 p.m., when a co-tenant noticed a fire burning in his room. A girl who saw Baba Soldier said, he drank kerosene and used the rest to wet his body before setting himself ablaze.

Daily Times can authoritatively report that the remain of his body is still in his room as at the press

His co-tenant, an olderly woman, who refuse to give her name, said he intentionally killed himself because of frustration. An Okada man, who spoke with Daily Times said, he always beg them for money to eat.

Police Inspector Shoots Himself Dead In Lagos

The atmosphere at the Mobile Police Force 20, in the Ikeja area of Lagos, had been tense since Tuesday after a police inspector, identified simply as Medugwu, mistakenly shot himself dead, while adjusting a faulty rifle.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the inspector, who was attached to MOPOL 20, was the second-in-command to the armourer. He was said to have accidentally pulled the trigger of the rifle, which sent a bullet to his jaw.
Our correspondent gathered that on Tuesday, at about 10am, a policeman had brought the faulty rifle to Medugwu to examine and readjust for him.
It was learnt that the second-in-command to the armourer collected the rifle, and tried to find out where the fault was. The rifle was said to have been fired in the process.

Other policemen in the area were said to have rushed to the scene and taken Medugwu to the Lagos

State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja.

The inspector, however, died at about 1pm in the hospital.
Speaking with PUNCH Metro, a policeman, who claimed to be an eyewitness, said Medugwu accidentally turned the barrel of the rifle on himself during the check, before his finger touched the trigger.
He added that the inspector died as a result of severe injuries sustained from the gunshot.
He said, “He was the second-in-command at the armoury in the MOPOL 20. A policeman brought a faulty rifle to his office to examine. While he was doing that, he mistakenly turned the barrel of the gun on himself, and he mistakenly pulled the trigger.
“We rushed him to LASUTH, where the medical personnel battled to save his life. But, he died at about 1pm. His head was badly injured. Medugwu’s death shook all of us.”
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Patricia Amadin, confirmed the death of Medugwu via a text message.

Man Sets Himself On Fire Outside Japanese Embassy

An 81 year old South Korean man identified simply as Choi set himself on fire this morning Wednesday, August 12th outside the Japanese embassy in Seoul during a large protest over Japan’s forced recruitment of sex slaves to service military brothels during World War II.

Other protesters tried to douse the fire with blanket and bottled water before emergency services arrived. He was eventually removed to an ambulance and rushed to the hospital. Fortunately his condition is not critical and he is expected to recover eventually.

The protest on Wednesday drew close to 1,000 protestors to the embassy ahead of Saturday’s 70th anniversary of the end of Japan’s 1910-45 colonial rule over the Korean peninsula. Although Japan insists the issue was settled in the 1965 bilateral agreement that restored diplomatic ties between the two nations, which saw Tokyo make a total payment of $800 million in grants or loans to its former colony, South Korea says Japan has still not done enough to atone for the forced recruitment of South Korean women to work in Japanese military brothels as so-called “comfort women”.

The issue has strained relations between South Korea and Japan for years with South Korean President Park Geun-Hye saying there can be no meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe until Japan makes full amends.

Self-immolation in South Korea was common during the pro-democracy movement of the 1980s and early-90s, when a number of student activists set themselves on fire during public demonstrations. A 56-year-old disabled man died after setting himself on fire in a dispute with his landlord five months ago.

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Oil Baron, One Other Commit Suicide

Homicide Department of the Ebonyi State Police Command, Abakaliki is battling to unravel the circumstances surrounding the harvest of suicide incidents in various parts of the state.

Reports gathered that the suicide incidents, which occurred simultaneously in various parts of the state had left many residents of the state especially within Abakaliki metropolis bewildered, especially when a popular petroleum dealer was one of the victims of the suicide.

One of the persons, who allegedly took their own lives according to police source included Ebonyi-based Anambra oil magnet, who was simply identified as Chima, whose body was found dangling on the ceiling hook in his office at the popular Presco Junction.

Chima allegedly committed the act in his office at Presco Campus Junction of the Ebonyi State University (EBSU).

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Rwandan Soldier Shoots Dead 4 Colleagues Before Turning The Gun On Himself

The Rwandan military revealed that a Rwandan soldier serving with the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Central African Republic shot dead four Rwandan troops and injured eight others before committing suicide. The incident happened at 5.45am on Saturday August 8th at the Rwandan battalion headquarters in Bangui, the CAR capital.

A statement released by the Rwandan Ministry of Defence Spokesman Brig. Gen. Joseph Nzabamwita below…

“Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) with deep sorrow announces an unfortunate incident where one of its soldiers serving in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) shot dead four RDF soldiers and injured eight others. The soldier killed himself after shooting his comrades. The incident occurred on 08 August2015 at around 05:45. hours in Bangui, at Rwanda Battalion Headquarters (RWABATT 2) located at 5th Arrondissement SOCATEL M’POKO. The Casualties were immediately evacuated to Level two Hospital in Bangui. Investigations have immediately commenced to establish the motive behind this deplorable shooting of his RDF colleagues. We suspect terrorism without ruling out mental illness to be the cause. RDF sends heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased and the entire RDF fraternity. More details will be communicated later.” ~Republic of Rwanda – Ministry of Defence.

Healthy Nurse Decides To Die At 75 Rather Than Grow Old

A healthy former nurse decided to end her life than grow old and be a burden to her family.
Gill Pharaoh, 75, was not suffering from a terminal disease or depression .She travelled to the Lifecircle clinic in Basel, Switzerland where Dr Erika Preisig assisted in her suicide on July 21st.

In a blog post she wrote just days before her journey to Switzerland, she explained the events that led up to her decision to end her life.

“Until I was seventy I was very fit and able to fully participate in any activity I wanted to do. I felt I could still be busy and useful and fairly productive. “Then I had a severe attack of Shingles and it all changed.At seventy five I am told I look ok and I take no medication.However, I feel my life is complete and I am ready to die. My family are well
and happy –their lives are full and busy. I can no longer walk the distances I used to enjoy so the happy hours spent exploring the streets of London are just a memory now.”There is nowhere I want to visit enough to spend hours in an aeroplane or airport,” she wrote.

She insisted she was not depressed and enjoyed her life day to day. But she said she did not want to deteriorate to the stage where she needed a lot of help.
She didn’t want to become a burden to her children, or have a professional carer, whom she said are frequently “abused, poorly paid, poorly trained, with no prospects of developing a career.”
Her family, including her two children, Caron and Mark, struggled to cope with her decision.

“I have had to make my exit while I am in my right mind and capable of doing so without too much assistance, because I am afraid of compromising the people around me whom I love.I have had to do this outside my home, and without telling too many people for the same reason. I have written my goodbyes and tidied my life and hope I have managed to exit as unobtrusively as possible. I have always held a donor card but that will be redundant now.”
“If I could have booked my death quite openly, I could have had a party before I died, in the way that people have done, and continue to do, in Switzerland and other places.
“In which case, perhaps any of my body parts that could be reused could be collected immediately. I could also be sure that I will never be an old lady blocking beds in a hospital ward. This would save the NHS a fortune.”

She was accompanied to the Swiss clinic by her husband, John, who she described as the “love of her life”.
She spent her final night alive wandering through the old part of Basel, before sharing a meal on the banks of the Rhine.

John told the Sunday Times: “The whole evening was very tranquil and enjoyable. I think it is what we both wanted. Gill had been thinking about it for years and I had no intention of spoiling it by getting emotional and heavy.”

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Man Commits Suicide in Abuja Over Failed Marriage

A father of four, who lived at Jiwa in the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), last Saturday, committed suicide.
He allegedly drank a dangerous substance, suspected to be an insecticide after several attempts to bring back his wife, who left her matrimonial home along with their children.
Family sources, who spoke to City News on condition of anonymity, informed that the late Sunday Ogul, who hailed from Kogi State, parted ways with his wife about three months ago, during which he threw out her belongings at night after a misunderstanding.
He, however, became more worried recently when he unsuccessfully tried to bring her back from their village, the family source added.
A family member of the deceased, who did not want his name mentioned, explained that the deceased had visited his wife in their village to negotiate how she would return with their children.

The source added that he gave her the sum of N10,000 for transportation from the village to Abuja.
“When he came back, he sent additional N5,000 to her through a bank, and lastly, N15,000, all in an effort to bring her back. But all his efforts were in vein, as she had informed him that her parents did not give their approval for her return,’’ the source said.
Also speaking, the deceased’s landlord, said he once told him that he was more worried about their children’s education, especially as they were not in school since they relocated. He revealed that his tenant’s lifeless body was first discovered by a friend, who visited him.
“The friend, who called his name severally from outside without response, had to go inside, where he also called him without response. It was at this juncture that his friend discovered he was no longer breathing, and noticed an empty container of insecticide behind him.
The deceased wife could not be reached for comment on the incident as she was said to be in their village in Kogi State.
When our reporter visited the Gwagwa Police Station, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) was not on seat but a senior police officer at the station confirmed the incident.

Teenager Commits Suicide In Imo

A 15-year-old senior secondary school student, identified as Paschal Egbosimba, committed suicide in  Imo State. Before his death the teenager was living with his mother and siblings, and was a senior secondary school student of Passion Model Secondary School, Egbu.

 He used an electric extension cable to hang himself from a ceiling fan, when his mother was away for a night vigil. The late boy’s mother, who wept uncontrollably, was heard saying she never scolded the deceased, adding that there was no reason for him to have hung himself.

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Irish Schoolboy Blackmailed by Nigerian Gang Kills Himself

The parents of a 17 year old boy who took his own life have said a Nigerian gang was blackmailing him over intimate photographs.

According to the BBC, Gerard and Teresa Hughes said the gang tricked their son, Ronan, into posting the intimate images on a social networking site, demanded more than £3,000 from him and then sent the images to his friends on social media.

Speaking to the Irish News, they criticised police “inaction” after the 17-year-old revealed what was going on. Ronan’s parents told the newspaper that his death, less than two weeks ago, could have been prevented.

Speaking for the first time since their son’s death on 5 June, the couple described their son’s online
blackmailers as “relentless”. They said he was being blackmailed over images he posted online after receiving photographs from a girl.
His mother said:

“We want there to be changes so if a child out there is being bullied online they can go to the police or other authorities with their concerns. We don’t want another family to go through what we’ve gone through.”

Ronan’s parents told the Irish News that their son, a pupil at St Joseph’s Grammar in Donaghmore, had confided in them three days before his death about a fake Facebook account. He said the blackmailers said they would send the images to his online friends unless he paid £3,300 within 48 hours.

Ronan died just hours after learning that his blackmailers had carried out their threat.

  • ‘Worried’

His parents believe he would still be alive if his case had been treated more urgently by the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

“His biggest worry was that his friends would see these images, ” Mr Hughes said.

But when he took his son to Dungannon police station, they were told there was only one officer on duty.

“A policeman said to us there was very little they could do as he was there on his own that night.
“He scribbled down a few notes and told us to ignore the blackmail. He told us to come back the next morning.
“I knew Ronan was looking for help and I told him that all my son wanted is for these images not to be posted. He told us that he couldn’t guarantee that. For Ronan, it was totally dismissive.”

He said if the police had given Ronan an assurance that they would close the site down, he “would still be here today”. They returned to the police station the next day where they spent several hours and Ronan’s phone was taken. However, they heard nothing more from the police.

The Nigerian site was closed within two days of the tragedy.

Three Bombers Die On Highway Before Reaching Their Destination In Maiduguri

Three females suspected to be Boko Haram bombers have died on a highway along Maiduguri before reaching their destination when the bombs concealed on their bodied exploded unexpectedly.

The Borno State Police Commissioner, Aderemi Opadokun who confirmed the incident said their death can be attributed to a failed suicide bombing attempt.

“Three suspected female suicide bombers died in Konduga LGA about 20 Kilometres to Maiduguri on Tuesday when IEDs  strapped to their bodies detonated on their way to Maiduguri. All the three suicide bombers are dead with no other casualty,” Opadokun said.

Two Suicide Bombers Blow Themselves Up While Fighting Each Other

In a twist of fate,two would-be suicide bombers died in Pakistan after an explosive device detonated ,causing an explosion as they fought each other.

According to Eyewitnesses the men,wearing suicide vests, were sitting on a bench engaged in a heated discussion before their deaths.The two men then began to fight ,triggering an improvised explosive device.

According to ARY News,police officer ,Sargodha Saqib Manan  suggested divine intervention may have saved the city from a big loss.
After cordoning off the area, the men’s bodies were taken to Sargodha’s District Headquarters Hospital and their homes raided,resulting in the arrest of several suspects.

Housewife Stabs Self To Death Over Hubby’s Failed Organ

A 32-year-old housewife, Nancy (surname withheld) in Okpanam Community, near Asaba Delta State, has allegedly stabbed herself to death following the failure of the husband to fulfill his conjugal responsibility at the weekend.

It was reliably gathered that the woman, an evangelist with a prominent church in the area, had complained bitterly to her relations about her husband’s “weakness” during sexual intercourse, threatening that she cannot stand it anymore.

But insiders said that she got married to the man, a highly placed mechanical engineer (name withheld) without premarital sex, and is said to have grumbled after the situation confronted her.

Trouble started last Saturday night after the husband reportedly failed to perform again; and she allegedly took the decision to kill herself by stabbing herself in the stomach.

Police officers at the Okpanam Police Division, who confirmed the incident but did not want their names in the print, said they saw her lifeless body in her room after the husband had gone to work.No arrest had yet been made at the time of filing this report as investigation was ongoing.

Father Executes Whole Family, Then Himself After Googling Depression & How To Slit Human Throats

A father has stabbed his wife and two daughters to death after researching how to cut someone’s throat – then lived with their bodies for a weekend before hanging himself, an inquest has heard.

The bodies of Jitendra Lad, 49, his wife, Dukshaben Lad, 44, and their daughters, Trisha, 19, and Nisha, 16, were discovered at their home in Clayton, Bradford, last October – days after celebrating Diwali as a family.

Mr Lad was found hanged and the three other members of the ‘model’ family had all been stabbed in their beds with a knife, in what a coroner described as a ‘scene of unimaginable horror’.

Bradford Coroner’s Court heard that Mrs Lad, also known as Daksha, and her two daughters were probably killed in the early hours of Saturday October 25.

But Mr Lad was seen by a number of people later the same weekend and probably killed himself on the Monday afternoon, two days later, the court heard.

The hearing was told how Mr Lad had no medical history of mental illness and relatives and friends said they appeared to be a normal, loving family.

But Detective Sergeant Duncan Jackson told the hearing in Bradford how Mr Lad had accessed the internet on his phone in the weeks before his death to research depression and, just days before the tragedy, he searched ‘how to cut someone’s throat and executions’.

The hearing also heard that Mr Lad had been stressed at work as an IT manager, and was concerned he had been overpromoted.

Det Sgt Jackson however told the court about an incident in Ibiza in August 2014 when the family was on holiday.

He said a woman, Lee Cartwright, told officers about a conversation she had with Mr Lad by a swimming pool in which he said he ‘disliked his current job and wanted to do something better’.

She said he went on to say how he was ‘dreading turning 50’, said he did not like Bradford and wanted to live abroad but had a duty of care to his mother.

According to the police officer, ‘Mrs Cartwright was left with the impression Jitendra was unhappy with his life’.

Source: Dailymail

Germanwings Co-Pilot ‘Researched Suicide Methods In Days Before Crash

Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot believed to have deliberately crashed Germanwings flight 9525, undertook online research into cockpit doors and suicide methods in the days leading up to the crash, Düsseldorf prosecutors said.

The development came as French prosecutors said the second black box from the plane had been found after a nine-day search. 150 people died in the crash.

In a statement released on Thursday, the German investigators said they had analysed a tablet computer found in the co-pilot’s flat.


Corps Member Commits Suicide Over Girlfriend

The body of a 26-year-old corps member, identified as Ernest, was, Wednesday, recovered from his one room apartment after he reportedly took a poisonous substance.

Reports indicated that the young man, who was in love with a fellow NYSC member, Chioma Okewuru, went berserk when the girl came back from her village over the weekend with a ring from a man she had promised to marry.

Ernest, who is from Edo State and a graduate of the University of Benin, was posted to Cross River State in October, where he met and fell in love with Chioma, and both were serving in Redemption Secondary School, Ofombogha 1 in Obubra Local Government Area of Cross Rivers State.

Mr. Noah Ntuen, Acting Divisional Police Officer for Obubra told Vanguard on phone: “The girl had told the guy that she would not marry him, but that they could be friends. So when she came back from home last weekend and showed him the ring her husband-to-be gave her, the young man became furious.

“On Wednesday, the situation became worse and at about 7pm, he locked himself in the room and took some poisonous substances.”

A source in the school told Vanguard: “They met at the NYSC Orientation Camp at Abrekpe-Ebokpo and as luck would have it, they were both posted to the same school where they had a relationship going.

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NYSC Member Commits Suicide As Girlfriend Dumps Him For Another

The body of a 26-year-old National Youth Service Corp, NYSC, member, identified as Ernest, was, Wednesday, recovered from his one room apartment after he reportedly took a poisonous substance.

Reports indicated that the young man, who was in love with a fellow NYSC member, Chioma Okewuru, went berserk when the girl came back from her village over the weekend with a ring from a man she had promised to marry.

Ernest, who is from Edo State and a graduate of the University of Benin, was posted to Cross River State in October, where he met and fell in love with Chioma, and both were serving in Redemption Secondary School, Ofombogha 1 in Obubra Local Government Area of Cross Rivers State.

Mr. Noah Ntuen, Acting Divisional Police Officer for Obubra told Vanguard on phone: “The girl had told the guy that she would not marry him, but that they could be friends. So when she came back from home last weekend and showed him the ring her husband-to-be gave her, the young man became furious.

“On Wednesday, the situation became worse and at about 7pm, he locked himself in the room and took some poisonous substances.”

A source in the school told Vanguard: “They met at the NYSC Orientation Camp at Abrekpe-Ebokpo and as luck would have it, they were both posted to the same school where they had a relationship going.

“He had the hope the whole thing would end in marriage, but Chioma already had another person she wants to marry.”
Ntuen said the body had been deposited in the mortuary of Obubra General Hospital, while Chioma is with the police, where investigations on the circumstances surrounding the tragic death are in progress.