A 75-year-old father of 10 children, Chief Charles Okafor, with the title: Ozo Ogbukiyi, has reportedly committed suicide in Akitinyi village, Urum, in Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra state.
The deceased was said to have used a wrapper to hang himself to the roof of his room at about 7am.
It was gathered that the incident happened last week.
A member of the family, who spoke to our correspondent on condition of anonymity, said the deceased had earlier chatted with the wife before she left the house.
He said the wife was still away when she was called on phone to be informed about the death of her husband.
“He had a conversation with the wife before she went out, only to be called on phone that her husband had committed suicide,” he said.
Another relation, Chimezie Udekwe, who described the deceased’s action as mysterious and painful, wondered what would become the fate of the children he left behind.
He however hinted that efforts were on to unravel the cause of the suicide.
“One of my uncles came to my house to inform me that one of our brothers, Chief Ozo Ogbukiyi committed suicide and I came here to see that what I was told is true.
“It is really painful. It is quite mysterious and unbearable to us. Everybody is crying over the matter and we are still trying to find out what could have led to this,” he said.
It would be recalled that a 65-year old woman had, barely two weeks ago, hung herself at the same area council.