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13-year-old son of policeman hangs self in Gombe

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A 13-year-old son of a policeman is suspected to have hanged himself in Gombe State, the police said on Tuesday.

DSP Mary Malum, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Gombe, said the boy, identified as Muhammadu Al-amin, was found hanging in his room.

Malum said that at about 4:00p.m. on Monday, the father, Inspector Abdu Manu attached to Criminal Investigation Bureau of Pantami Division, received a phone call from his wife that their 13-year-old son had been found dead in his room.

She said the father reported that the boy allegedly hanged himself with a rope after returning from Quranic School.

Malum said following the report, a team of policemen was immediately despatched to the scene and a photograph of the boy was taken.

She said the team recovered an exhibit rope as well as the body, which was taken to Gombe Specialist Hospital mortuary for autopsy.

She said the case was still being investigated and that further details would be made available after.

A resident of the area who pleaded not to be named told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the boy was seen around noon playing with his mates before news of his demise spread later in the evening.

Efforts to reach the deceased father for comments failed.


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