Akwa-Ibom - A retired army officer, Friday William, has reportedly hung himself to death in Calabar, Cross Rivers state, Vanguard reports.
William, who hails from Mkpat Enin, Akwa Ibom State, was said to have allegedly tied a rope on a mango tree outside his apartment at 34, Edim Otop Street in the night of Tuesday while his family was asleep and hung himself, Vanguard gathered.
Although the reason for his act is yet to be ascertained, sources alleged that the man who fathered eight children, may have been mentally challenged.
According to a neighbour, Abasi Imoh, “The man had about three cars and got a lot of money from his retirement benefits two years ago and was living well which is the reason many people are surprised with his action.
“He was not poor because he had three cars and had built a house in his village and was generally doing well that is why we were surprised with his action according to Daily Post.
- News 24