A 40-year-old artisan, Victor Edem, has committed suicide over alleged erectile dysfunction which appears to have defied solution.
A family source revealed Mr Edem who lived in Okpanam Community, near Asaba, Delta State, was found dead on Monday night in his room where he had been living with his wife and son before they separated last year, as a result of his health challenges.
The source, according told newsmen that, Mr Edem, who hails from Calabar, Cross River State, had confided in one of his friends about the challenge, threatening to take his own life if he could not find a cure to the ailment, but, he was ignored.
Another source said that Mr Edem had spent so much money on the ailment until he got frustrated along the line and decided to commit suicide.
Speaking to newsmen on condition of anonymity, one of the residents of the quarters where Mr Edem lived, said the deceased went through “pathetic and inhuman torture” in the hands of his estranged wife as a result of the sickness, before packing out of his house.
According to the resident, it became clear that Mr Edem’s genital was demobilized after his repeated efforts to stay with a Couple of women proved difficult.
Conforming the report, the state Police Commissioner, Hafiz Inuwah said that the victim intentionally decided to take his own life as he didn’t leave any suicide note.
Mr Inuwah, however, said that two telephone numbers were found inside the room where Mr Edem’s body hung on a ceiling fan.
One of the elders in Okpanam Community, who spoke to Journalists, Ogbueshi Osakwe, disclosed that Mr Edem had committed an abomination by taking his own life over his alleged erectile malfunctioning, stressing that the deceased might face “dire consequences” in the heaven.
According to Mr Osakwe, the curse of Okpanam Community is upon him as it remained a taboo for anyone to commit suicide in the Community.