Unable to tolerate the heartbreak he got when his girlfriend told him about her engagement, a Nigerian youth corp member, identified as Ernest decided to take his life Reports have it that the young man, who was in love with a fellow NYSC member, Chioma Okewuru, went berserk when the girl came back from her village over the weekend with a ring from a man she had promised to marry.
Before the his shameful death, Ernest, who was from Edo State and a graduate of the University of Benin, was posted to Cross River State in October, where he met and fell in love with Chioma, and both were serving in Redemption Secondary School, Ofombogha 1 in Obubra Local Government Area of Cross Rivers State.
Revealing what really transpired, Mr. Noah Ntuen, Acting Divisional Police Officer for Obubra, said, “the girl had told the guy that she would not marry him, but that they could be friends. So when she came back from home last weekend and showed him the ring her husband-to-be gave her, the young man became furious. On Wednesday, the situation became worse and at about 7pm, he locked himself in the room and took some poisonous substances.”
Ntuen also confirmed that the body of the deceased had been deposited in the mortuary of Obubra General Hospital, while Chioma is with the police, where investigations on the circumstances surrounding the tragic death are in progress.