Man jumps to death from 8th floor of Federal Secretariat, Port Harcourt [pictures]

Another tragedy struck on Tuesday morning in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, when a middle-aged man, identified as Goodluck Amehule, allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the eighth floor of the Federal Secretariat Complex on Aba Road.

Though no one could ascertain what prompted Amehule to his action, an eyewitness, Florence Harry, said it happened at about 8.30 a.m.

According to her, the deceased removed his shoes, jumped off and died instantly. 

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It was further gathered that by the time officials of the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital annex within the secretariat complex arrived at the scene, he had died.

There was not much of identification found on his corpse than a Total E and P identity card.

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Ben Ugwuegbulam, said “let us be careful about coming to conclusions when we are not certain about what really happened.

“We are investigating the matter already and I cannot tell you yet that it was a suicide.”

The corpse had been deposited at the Military Hospital, Port Harcourt.