In a tragic turn of events, residents of Benin City woke up to the shocking discovery of a man who had taken his own life on the night of June 6th, 2024. The incident occurred in the New Benin area, close to the marketplace.

Eyewitnesses reported that the lifeless body of the middle-aged man was found hanging from a tree in a secluded part of the neighborhood. The discovery was made early this morning by a local trader who was on her way to set up her stall.

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Authorities were promptly notified, and officers from the Edo State Police Command arrived at the scene to secure the area and begin an investigation. The identity of the deceased has not yet been released to the public, pending notification of next of kin.

Speaking on the incident, a police spokesperson stated, “We are deeply saddened by this unfortunate event. We urge anyone with relevant information that could assist in the investigation to come forward. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased during this difficult time.”

Community members expressed their shock and sorrow over the incident. Efe, a resident of the area, said, “It’s heartbreaking to hear that someone felt so hopeless. We need to be more aware of the signs of depression and reach out to those in need.”

The body of the deceased has been taken to the morgue for further examination. Meanwhile, the community remains in a state of mourning as they come to terms with the tragic loss of one of their own.

For those in need of support, local mental health services and hotlines are available to provide assistance and counseling. Residents are encouraged to look out for one another and to seek help if they or someone they know is experiencing distress.