One Sarki Abdul, a resident of Dilimi area of Jos North has reportedly killed himself over the inability to refund the money he borrowed from a friend to do business.
The 26-year-old man reportedly drank a bottle of poisonous substance suspected to be sniper after lamenting to his sister that he is fed up with the world.
Naija News understands that the Bauchi Polytechnic graduate had taken the drastic decision after he could not account for the sum of N300,000 he borrowed from his childhood friend to do a business. Abdul was said to have sought his friend’s help to invest in the scrap business, assuring him of returning the said amount in three weeks time.
However, Abdul got devastated after he could not pay back the money as promised. Naija News learnt that he could not open up to his friend about his predicament.
A source disclosed more details about the incident, revealed that Abdul suddenly withdrew to himself and started acting strangely, adding that two days before he took the drastic step, he told his sister that he was fed up with this world and preferred to die.
However, a few hours before his death on Sunday (yesterday), Abdul reportedly approached his friend again to inform him of his challenges, telling him how he was duped in the process of investing the money into scrap business and pleaded with him to give him more time to pay him back.
“After this encounter, he went to his shop which is adjacent to his friend’s shop and drank a complete bottle of a sniper and fell to the ground. He was taken to Ola Hospital where he was confirmed dead,” said the family source.
Reacting to the sad development, one Nazif Umar Maikwalli, a friend of the deceased told newsmen that Abdul committed suicide two days after announcing to his sister that he was fed up with the world.
Maikwalli described the deceased as a simple, humble, well brought up and hardworking young man.
He said: “I was confused, dumbfounded and almost lost my sense of belongings. How can a humble, simple and well brought up gentleman just give up his life because of 300k debt? I am yet to accept the fact that Abdul malik, left us as a result of that debt. I know him even though I can’t tell much about his present struggle but I know he was such a hardworking chap, focus and brilliant boy with lots of good future ahead of him. He had his ND from Fed poly Bauchi. May your soul rest in peace Sarki.”
Meanwhile, gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have stormed the residence of the traditional ruler of Ikuru town in the Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers State, HRM Aarom Ikuru, and abducted him.
Ikuru’s abduction, which occurred on Sunday night, was confirmed to The Punch by the monarch’s palace spokesperson, Maurice Ikuru.