Truck driver dies by suicide in Bayelsa


A 45-year-old truck driver has hung himself inside his room at Etegwe community in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

The victim, Oliver Osieme, a native of Anambra State, was said to have taken his life late Monday.

It was gathered that the man hung himself after his wife and other close relations left home for business.

A family member suggested the man might have taken his life out of frustration after losing his job.

“Everybody, including his wife went out but the wife’s younger sister came back from school and noticed the door to his room was locked.

“Knowing that he is always at home since he lost his job as a truck driver because the truck was faulty, she kept knocking but there was response.

“She then went to the window to see if she could gaze from the back and that was how she saw him hanging in his room,” the source said.

Bayelsa police spokesman, Asinim Butswat, said the command had begun investigation on the man’s death.