Whom Would We Hold Responsible For The Death Of A 12-Year Old Boy Who Committed Suicide By Drinking Sniper In Kogi State?

Alhaji Yahaya Bello.
Gov., Kogi State.

The Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, had in the past recent time, been maligned and castigated, by even myself when a few citizens of the state decided to take their own lives by committing suicide, especially some of them who work for the government and used the guise of not being paid salaries, according to stories sold to us, kill themselves for no just cause.

                   
A new twist has now been added with the death of a 12-year old boy who committed suicide in Kogi in protest against being reprimanded by an older sister.

We are told that the boy, who neither works for Governor Yahaya Bello, nor for the Kogi State Government, and identified as Bobo, committed suicide by drinking sniper, an insecticide on Sunday, as residents of Aniebo Quarters in Gadumo area of Lokoja where the family resides were thrown into mourning following the news of the suicide.

It was gathered that the boys elder sister had punished him for some misdemeanour shortly after they returned from church, which the deceased bluntly refused to serve and the father had to intervene by asking him to do frog jump instead, which he did actually, but decided to retire into the room after serving his punishment, from where he took the poison, unknown to the parents.

The incident the parents got to know much later by which time the poison had begun to take effect and all effort made to remedy the situation were to no avail.

Spokesman of the Kogi State Police Command, Williams Aya, said he was yet to get any report of the incident.