Publisher Commits Suicide Over Poor Sales

Delta Police Commissioner
Delta Police Commissioner
Following the poor sales of his weekly newspaper and magazine, a publisher identified as Solomon, on Friday, allegedly committed suicide in Asaba, Delta State. The publisher, who resided in Achalla Layout area of Asaba, took his life in anguish following the advent of poor sales in his newspaper business.

A suicide note he allegedly left behind read, “I cannot stay alive suffering when nobody is helping me. Even my wife and children abandoned me and sales in my newspaper business have been very poor.”

His wife, Rosemary denied the allegation. She described the claim as untrue, insisting that her husband took his life when it became obvious he was lazy and was criticised by his friends and relations.

The Commissioner of Police in Delta, Baba Usma, said the police had interrogated the wife and daughter of the deceased. He added that the body of the publisher was found dangling from a tree branch behind his house.

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