The prevailing harsh economic times has gotten a certain Mr. Chidozie Anyanwu, to wish his life ended immediately. The Imo State born man took to the popular MCC/Uratta Road, Owerri, where he lay down in the middle of the road, awaiting oncoming vehicles to crush him to death.
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Anyanwu, said he was ready to die if the standard of living in the state and country does not improve.
He however refused to leave the road despite entreaties that he could be crushed to death by vehicles. However, motorists, including tricycle riders, plying the road were seen carefully avoiding to him.
Speaking on why he made such a drastic move, the father of three told the Punch that it was difficult for him to feed his family due to the harsh economy.
“My wife is a civil servant and her salary does not come as and when due. And when it comes, the bank collects all and still debits her account because of a loan she took.”
“The provision shop she opened with the loan is not growing because Imo people don’t have money.”
“People, who used to patronise the shop, are no longer coming and when she calls them, they always say there is no money.”
“My mother died recently and was put in the mortuary. She is yet to be buried due to lack of funds.”
“My children eat only once in a day, so I just want to die.”
Meanwhile, Anyanwu was reported to have left the MCC/Uratta Road after some concerned residents succeeded in pacifying and assuring him that things will get better and also reminding him to consider his family and the consequences of his actions.