A tipper driver, simply identified as Justice, yesterday, allegedly committed suicide over yet to be ascertained reason in the early hours of Monday at Eagle Island in Obio-Akpor Local Council of Rivers State.
The lifeless body of the man was found dangling with a rope tied on his neck and hanged on a tree at the back of Octopus Sandfill jetty at Eagle Island.
The deceased was a member of the Tipper Drivers Association of Nigeria, Eagle Island branch, and members of the Association were in an emergency meeting over the incident.
Contacted, the South-South Zonal Chairman of the association, Prince Barifodum, confirmed receiving the report of the death of their member, but said he could not comment further as he is yet to get details.
Also, the acting spokesperson for the Rivers State Police Command, DSP Grace Iringe Koko, who confirmed the incident, said she would get back to The Guardian, but was yet to do so at the time of filing this report.
However, the corpse has been evacuated by policemen from the Azikiwe Divisional Police headquarters.