Palm wine tapper commits suicide in Abia
A popular palm wine tapper, Chinwendu Benson reportedly committed suicide in Umuode, Umuosu Nsulu in Isiala Ngwa North Local Government Area of Abia State.
The late Palm Wine tapper, who was in his mid-30 was found hanging on a tree in a bush in the village.
The deceased popularly known as Igwe was found by early callers to the bush. They raised alarm after seeing a lifeless body that was hanging on a tree.
Sources stated that some persons who summoned the courage to climb the tree on close observation identified the lifeless body to be the popular palm wine tapper.
According to them, because it is a tradition not to bring down the corpse of anyone that died in such a manner, they at the time of filing the report were still waiting for the elders of the community to perform the needed ritual that would allow the corpse to be brought down.
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