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23-year-old Commits Suicide With Sniper In Kogi

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A 23-year-old identified as Bayo has committed suicide in the Angwa Tiv area of Lokoja, Kogi State capital.

Bayo, who engaged in managing a thrift business, reportedly took his own life by drinking sniper, a popular insecticide, in the early hours of Monday.

According to a neighbour, Bayo was sighted in the area the previous day going about his usual activities.

The deceased, who hailed from Ogori in the Ogori-Magongo area of Kogi Central, was said to have graduated from the Kogi State Polytechnic about two years ago.

He was said to have started the thrift business after failed efforts to secure paid employment.

Another source described his death as “not ordinarily,” adding that the deceased was too gentle to have done anything untoward.


“He finished from Kogi Polytechnic about two years ago. He’s collecting money contribution, but maybe (his death) it is not ordinary because I don’t know how much he could have spent, to make him do that,” he stated.

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