30-year-old Imo Poly student commits suicide

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Nerus Elemamba, a 30-year-old graduate of the Federal Polytechnic Nekede, in Imo state, has taken his own life by hanging.

His body was found dangling in his room on Monday evening, in his village in Umuohii, Obaoma community in Ezinihitte-Mbaise LGA of Imo state.

Reports said he hung himself immediately after he participated in the village’s manual labour involving his peers.

A source in the village who spoke to journalists, said the deceased did not show signs of depression before committing suicide.


Elemamba actively participated in village activities and cracked jokes with his peers as usual, the source added.

“No one knows for sure what prompted him to take his own life because he participated in the village manual labour in the morning. It is quite surprising that Nerus, who was hale and hearty, could hang himself just few hours after work,” the source said.

Another indigene of the village who pleaded anonymity said the deceased neither left any note behind nor talked to anybody before taking his life.


“Nerus Elemamba is the second son of late Mr. Cajetan Elemamba. His body was found dangling in his own room hours after he participated in the village manual labour with his peers,” the indigene said.

He said the incident has thrown the village into confusion and fear, adding that the cause of his death must be unravelled before his funeral.

Henry Okoye, Imo police spokesperson, said he had yet to be briefed on the development.

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