Sarki Abdul, a 26-year-old man has allegedly taken his life in Plateau State by drinking a toxic substance suspected to be sniper over an N300,000 debt.
The incident happened at the Dilimi area of Jos North on Sunday, February 21, two days after the Bauchi Poly graduate reportedly told his sister that he was uninterested in the planet.
A source on the brink of the family told Nigerian Tribune that Sarki borrowed a sum of N300,000 from his childhood friend to take a position in his scrap business with a promise to pay the cashback in three weeks.
It was learned that the deceased saw a drag and will not pay back the cash as promised but refused to inform his friend about his predicament.
According to the source, Abdul suddenly withdrew to himself and began acting strangely, adding that two days before he took the drastic step, he told his sister that he was uninterested in this world and preferred to die.
Hours before his death, at about 10:45 am on Sunday, Abdul approached his friend again to inform him that he was duped within the process of investing the cash into scrap business and pleaded with him to offer him longer to pay him back.
“After this encounter, he visited his shop which is adjacent to his friend’s shop, and drank an entire bottle of a sniper and fell to the bottom. He was taken to Ola Hospital where he was confirmed dead,” said the family source.
Meanwhile, one Nazif Umar Maikwalli described the deceased as an easy, humble, well-mentioned, and hardworking young man.
“I was confused, dumbfounded, and almost lost my sense of belongings. How can a humble, simple, and well-brought-up gentleman just hand over his life due to 300k debt? I’m yet to simply accept the very fact that Abdul malik, left us as a result of that debt. I do know him albeit I can’t tell much about his present struggle but I do know he was such a hardworking chap, focus, and brilliant boy with a much good future before him. He had his ND from Fed poly Bauchi. May your soul rest in peace Sarki.” he wrote.