Frustrated Nigerian: Man Commits Suicide Over Inability To Pay Wife’s Medical Bill

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Frustrated Nigerian: Man Commits Suicide Over Inability To Pay Wife's Medical Bill
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One Tijiro Oghenede has reportedly committed suicide following his inability to pay up his wife’s medical bill.

The 45-year-old unemployed graduate, an indigene of Ozoro community, Isoko North local government area of Delta  State was said to have been frustrated due to the fact that he could not come up with the sum of N250,000 to be paid as bill for the treatment of his wife who took ill few months ago.

Reports gathered from a family source said the situation had bothered the deceased so much on Thursday night, especially considering his inability to secure a job since he left school seven years ago.

The source also disclosed that Tijiro had in the past 3months threatened to take his life over his inability to secure a job and also feed his wife.

Another source, the younger brother of the deceased, Ernest Oghenede, while speaking to newsmen said:

“My brother has refused to do farm works, rather unfortunate, he married without a job, he took overdose drugs, and we found his lifeless body on the ground after his room door was forced open.”

Reports further disclosed that Tijiro had pleaded with the hospital management to allow his wife go home, assuring them that he will pay up the bill instalmentally but the hospital management made it clear to him that the hospital does not run a charitable home, and he was allegedly sent out of the hospital premises.

The state’s Police spokesman, DSP Aniamaka Andrew confirmed the incident saying Tijiro took his life in the early hours of Sunday as his body was found on the floor of his room with several packs of drugs beside him.

“The body of the body of the Tijiro Oghenede was found on the floor in his room in the early hours of Sunday, the door of his room was forced open” he said.

Chief Benjamin an elder statesman in the community disclosed that the body of Tijiro cannot be buried in the community until his family does a cleansing rite as committing suicide is a taboo in Ozoro community he said other than this the body of the deceased will be thrown into the forest.

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