A father of four, who lived at Jiwa in the Abuja Municipal Area Council
(AMAC) of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), last Saturday,
He allegedly drank a dangerous substance, suspected to be an insecticide
after several attempts to bring back his wife, who left her matrimonial
home along with their children.
Family sources, who spoke to City News on condition of anonymity,
informed that the late Sunday Ogul, who hailed from Kogi State, parted
ways with his wife about three months ago, during which he threw out
her belongings at night after a misunderstanding.
He, however, became more worried recently when he unsuccessfully
tried to bring her back from their village, the family source added.
A family member of the deceased, who did not want his name
mentioned, explained that the deceased had visited his wife in their
village to negotiate how she would return with their children.
The source added that he gave her the sum of N10,000 for transportation
from the village to Abuja.
“When he came back, he sent additional N5,000 to her through a bank,
and lastly, N15,000, all in an effort to bring her back.
But all his efforts were in vein, as she had informed him that her parents
did not give their approval for her return,’’ the source said.
Also speaking, the deceased’s landlord, said he once told him that he was
more worried about their children’s education, especially as they were
not in school since they relocated. He revealed that his tenant’s lifeless
body was first discovered by a friend, who visited him.
“The friend, who called his name severally from outside without
response, had to go inside, where he also called him without response. It
was at this juncture that his friend discovered he was no longer
breathing, and noticed an empty container of insecticide behind him.
The deceased wife could not be reached for comment on the incident as
she was said to be in their village in Kogi State.
When our reporter visited the Gwagwa Police Station, the Divisional
Police Officer (DPO) was not on seat but a senior police officer at the
station confirmed the incident.