It was a sad and final bye-bye to the world for a 22-year old man, whose name was given as Godfrey living with his elder brother, Peter, at 10, Nkese Effiong in Calabar South.
NigerianEye gathered that Godfrey allegedly committed suicide following ill-treatment by his elder brother.
Godfrey, who hailed from Ababene in Obubra Local Government Area of Cross River State, Southsouth Nigeria, was staying with his brother in his one-room apartment where the incident happened.
“Peter was ill-treating him so much that he never allowed him to go to school and the boy had to resort to doing menial jobs and often he never gave him food to eat,” according to a source who lived in their compound.
According to the source, last Sunday, Godfrey came back home in the night from a church service and called on the brother to open the door for him but he would not.
“It was after a long period that Peter opened the door to allow him in and when he got in there was no food for him and he had to soak garri in a plate and as he stepped out to buy some sugar to add to the garri, the brother shut the door again,” our source said.
According to her, when the young man came back from buying sugar, he knocked repeatedly for Peter to open the door to enable him take the garri but his brother refused to open the door.
“He went to the next compound to call on his neighbour to come and appeal to Peter to open the door for him but his brother refused.”
She said it was perhaps the frustration that made the young man get up from where he slept outside and go into the bathroom used by all the tenants in the house to commit suicide.
“He used his belt as a noose with which he hanged himself to the roof of the bathroom,” our source said.
The body of the young man was discovered the following morning dangling from the roof of the bathroom.
- Nigerian Eye