A 29-year-old boat driver, Alabo Enai, from Kemme town in Twon-Brass area of Brass local government area of Bayelsa state has committed suicide over alleged frosty relationship with his lover.
The deceased, Enai, who is reported to have hung himself on Easter Sunday at about 1am with a strong fishing rope in his compound, was discovered by his lover.
Investigation revealed that the lover, identified as Blessing, an indigene of Ologbobiri in Southern Ijaw area of the state, came back from an Easter party in Twon Brass and met the deceased hanging from the rope.
According to community sources, “Blessing started knocking from door to door with alarm that he does not know what his lover was doing with rope round his neck.
“People rushed out and met him dead. But there was no suicide note. We later gathered from her that they have been having issues over her decision to relocate to her community in Southern Ijaw.
“After he complained about her decision, she reportedly changed her mind and decides to stay. On the fateful day, she said she asked her deceased loved to come along with her for the Easter show. He declined and told her to have fun.”
The saddened lover, who is a sales girl within the community, was, however, reported to have reported the matter to the police station in Twin Brass.
The youth leader of Kemme-town, Comrade Samuel James, who also confirmed the development, said though the deceased has been buried after necessary traditional rite was done, the incident remain sad and mysterious.
Comrade Samuel James told journalists that the family performed the traditional rite of hanging a white goat till it gave up the ghost as a sign of cleansing the land before the deceased was buried along with the dead goat.
“It is believed that if the deceased boat driver is brought down and buried without the cleansing rite, other members of his family will die mysteriously.”