A 24-year old man, Abubakar Ahmed has committed suicide over his inability to pay his fiancee’s bride price.
Reports say, Ahmed was on Saturday found hanging down a rope tied to a tree in anten-Tudu in Kaoje Development Area of Kebbi State .
It was gathered that the deceased was a farmer.
A resident of the area, Malam Tukur Mohammed, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Birnin Kebbi that the deceased was believed to have committed suicide over failed marriage bid.
He added that the deceased ostensibly committed suicide after failing to produce N40,000 bride price for the marriage scheduled for Friday, Jan. 31.
The witness said that the deceased was not happy with an arrangement to postpone the
marriage to Friday, Feb. 7 in spite of assurance from relatives that the money would be paid.