A 22-year-old politician in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State, Alex Chikwuezie has committed suicide.
Chukwuezie of Umuanasa kindred in Ubaekwem area of the community, it was gathered had complained to some people some days back that life was becoming miserable for him.
A family source who begged not to be named told our correspondent that the victim had been a youth leader in the community since he left school about two years ago.
He said, “The deceased until his death was known to be an active youth leader in the Umuezekwe political ward of Ihiala LGA. He complained to me before this incident that things were getting harder. I advised him that it would be well. I was surprised to hear that he had hanged himself on a mango tree behind their family compound”.
The decease who was single and unemployed was said to have completed his Senior Secondary School certificate but had no job.
“He tried his hands on business shortly after he left school but the business flopped as soon as it was set up.
“Since that time, he had been in politics and risen to a youth leader in this area. He is a known politician in the area.
“His uncle died at the same age, some years back,” another source said.
It was gathered that the body of the deceased had been thrown into an evil forest according to the culture and tradition of the area.
The Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Haruna Mohammed confirmed the incident.
He said the command had commenced an investigation into the incident to ascertain the circumstances surrounding it.