Tragedy! Truck driver in Bayelsa commits suicide after losing his job


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The truck driver waited until all the family members had left, then committed suicide. A close source reported he had lost his job recently because the truck was faulty. Police is still investigating the case. Check more details below!

A truck driver identified as Oliver Osieme reportedly committed suicide in his apartment in Etegwe – a community in the Yenagoa Local Government area of Bayelsa State, on Monday, June 24, 2019.

According to reports to, the 45-year-old indigene of Anambra State waited until everyone including his trader wife left the house for their various workplaces before carrying out his intention, throwing the entire community in a state of mourning.

A relation of the deceased who spoke to the press on the condition of anonymity said that the family came back home to meet the body of the deceased hanging on the ceiling.

“Everybody, including his wife went out but the wife’s younger sister came back from school and noticed the door to his room was locked.

“Knowing that he is always at home since he lost his job as a truck driver because the truck was faulty, she kept knocking but there was response,” he said.

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The truck driver hardly went out since he lost his job

Narrating further, he stated that the lady moved towards the window to take a look into the apartment, and then she saw his body.

“It is a sad experience. Nobody would have thought such a thing would have been planned by him.

“The police have just taken his corpse away. If you had come earlier, you would have seen it. He was a young man full of life,” he added.

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Chris Odogwu is a Content Writer and Journalist. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from University of Jos and a master's degree in Mass Communication from University of Lagos. His works have been published in top local and international publications including Forbes, HuffPost, ThriveGlobal, TheNextScoop and Nigeria360 among others. A member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), the thrill he gets from writing about exotic cars feels almost the same as riding in them.

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