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Teenager allegedly commits suicide in Bauchi

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By Akanji Alowoludo, Bauchi

Bauchi State Police Command has confirmed that a 17-year old man, Master Betwom Bitrus, resident of Bombar in Bogoro Local Government Area of Bauchi State has been found dead, alleged to have committed suicide.

The unfortunate incidence was confirmed  to newsmen by the Command PPRO, SP Ahmed Wakili in a telephone conversation Wednesday evening revealing that the incident took place in the evening of Tuesday.

According to the Police report, late Betwom in company of his friends, went to the Bombar river to bath, Tuesday in the evening before the incident occurred.

The PPRO was quoted saying, “I can confirm to you that at about 12pm today (Wednesday) the Command received a report from a good Samaritan about a suicide committed by one young man called Master Betwom Bitrus aged 17, a resident of Bombar here in Bogoro town.”

He added that, “Investigation revealed that he was with his friends yesterday (Tuesday), late evening. Nobody is aware of why he hanged himself. His liveless body was found on the tree with spunge and feaces where he hanged himself. He was taken to the general hospital where he was confirmed dead.”

The PPRO further stated that investigation is still ongoing to unravel the reason behind the unfortunate incident saying, “I regret the death of late Betwom Bitrus and I grieve with the family of the victim.” 

He added that the Command used the medium to advise parents and guardians to always know the whereabouts of their children and wards to ensure that they are safe at all times. 

Speaking on the incident, a resident of  Bombar, Mr Daniel Haruna said, “yes, I want to tell you that a young man committed suicide and we don’t know why. We are in a sad mood right now. He was last seen with friends yesterday (Wednesday) evening. As I am talking to you, his burial has commenced.”

Efforts are on to get vital information from the friends he was last seen with in order to ascertain what led to the unfortunate incident.

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