There was pandemonium around Creek Road in Port Harcourt on Thursday
after a young parishioner identified as Kachi hanged himself inside the
church hall of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.
Kachi was also said to be a taxi driver, who was committed to the functions of a parishioner in the Catholic Church. Though nobody could ascertain his age immediately, some persons stated that the deceased was below 20 years old.
told Southern City News that though no suicide note was discovered, his
death shocked neighbours, especially those who knew him as an
easy-going young man.
A member of the church, who decried the
action of the deceased, said he (Kachi) had been sleeping in the church
hall before deciding to kill himself without stating any reason.
The church member, also identified Kachi as a former mass servant, who was dedicated to many works concerning the church.
member of the church, who simply identified himself as Magnus, said the
deceased, who was popularly known as Fabregas due to his ability to
play football, was admired by other members of the church as a result of
his dedication to duty.
According to Magnus, “Kachi was a
hustling young man below 20 years and unmarried. Our youth leader has
confirmed his death. He is no longer living at the address we usually
know and nobody has come out to say exactly why the boy killed himself.”
story had it that Kachi might have committed suicide after the owner of
the taxi he was driving to make ends meet, took back the vehicle from
Nkechi, a neighbour living around the Creek Road, said, “The
boy was not married and had been sleeping in the church hall. The taxi
he was driving was on hire purchase.
“I learnt the owner of the
car has collected it. Maybe, he was not meeting up his condition of
agreement with the owner. I think he took his life out of frustration,”
However, several calls and a text message to the
mobile phone of the State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Nnamdi
Omoni, were neither answered nor replied.