A 12-years old primary school boy (name withheld) has reportedly commits suicide in Ekpan, Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State.
The incident which happened on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 took place at River Road, Ekpan near a popular Catholic Church.
Although the cause of the incident could not be immediately ascertained, some residents who spoke attributed the cause to influence of Nigerian movies, while others said that it was caused by evil forces.
The boy was said to have returned from school at about 3.00 p.m. and went straight to his parent’s residence without branching his mother’s shop located before their residence as he used to do.
It was also learnt that the pupil who is the first child of his parent took his life with a large piece of cloth in one of the ward robes in the rooms of the large apartment while his younger ones were in the parlour.
Attempt to save his life after he was seen by one of his younger ones, met brick walls as he gave up the ghost before he was rushed to the nearby General Hospital, Ekpan.
Our correspondent further gathered that the boy wrote his mock primary six examinations last Friday and that he was to write his primary six external examinations next Saturday, June 19, 2021.
Residents and sympathizers were seen at the street discussing the incident when our correspondent arrived the area the next day.
Attempt to confirm the incident through a text message to the Acting Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Delta State Police Headquarters, Asaba, DSP Edafe Bright, as of the time of filing this report didn’t yield results.