67-Year Old Pensioner Hangs Himself In Cross Rivers


A 67-year old pensioner, identified as Okon Edet Iwang, has been dfound dewad.

The pensioner, an  indigene of Akwa Ibom State, hung himself  on Sunday night in front of his room at 13B, Ekpo Iso Lane, Ikot Ansa in Calabar.

A source who spoke with Vanguard, disclosed that the deceased who is a retiree of Industrial Trust Fund, ITF, made use of cloth line to hang himself.

The source continued saying, Iwang who was fondly known as Ette Aniette, had diabetes and had been treating it for close to three years before he decided on committing suicide.

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 Before going to church yesterday evening (Sunday), I saw him and when I also came back at about 10:30p.m. we greeted. I was shocked when I woke up this morning (yesterday) to see his lifeless body dangling. ‎

He was recovering from his sickness because the diabetic sore on his leg was healing very fine.

We are still in shock that Ette Aniette, as he is popularly known, could muster such courage. He was a very peaceful man.


The source continued saying the was receiving his pension and was even re-engaged on a contract basis before the incident happened.

He slumped sometime ago and went into coma, which lasted for about three months. He was paid off after he came back from the hospital.

The sickness affected his eyes because he started developing partial blindness and I think depression also started setting in. We had to call his son, Aniette, to come and stay with him.

His wife had left him during the peak of his illness and before that, he lost one of his children. We believe all these must have contributed to his decision to commit suicide.

We called the police immediately and they took his corpse away

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