A middle aged man identified as Tari, an Trofani in Sagbama local government area of Bayelsa State Saturday in Yenagoa reportedly took his own life.
A graduate of the University of Port Harcourt, the deceased it was learnt had just secured a government road contract worth N200m for the Igbedi- Amassoma link road.
It was gathered that the incident occurred at the home of the deceased located within the Civil Servant Estate behind the office complex of the State Scholarship board.
The deceased who was found writhing in pains by close relatives in the early hours of Friday is believed to have drank a poisonous mixture.
A source told Sunday Vanguard that the relatives and sympathizers, after discovering the deceased writhing in pain, rushed him to the Federal Medical Center (FMC) for treatment and reportedly took him to a Church after his condition deteriorated.
Though none could give reasons for the action of the decision of the deceased to end his life sources told Sunday Vanguard that the mother of the deceased, who is identified as a retired civil servant and other family members were shocked over the incident.
While some close friends of the deceased blamed his tragic end to some mysterious powers, others claimed that he had, in the past few days, been receiving threat calls on his mobile phone.
They claimed the mysterious callers have been threatening to kill him over an undisclosed deal.
Contacted, the state police public relations officer, Fidelis Odunnwa (DSP) said though there has been no official report on the incident, the operatives of the command would be deployed to investigate the incident.