One Dr. Isaac Ojukwu, who hailed from Ohuhu in Umuahia area of Abia State, has reportedly committed suicide by setting himself on fire at a hotel apartment – Boundary Plaza Hotel – in the Nyanya area of Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
According to report, the deceased was burnt beyond recognition and parts of the hotel was also razed by the inferno. The owner of the hotel, Sylvanus M. Itodo (MON), an Associate Professor at Nasarawa State University, Keffi, said that he is still in shock as to why Ojukwu will take his own life.
“We were all sitting together that fateful night (Wednesday night) before he left to watch football match and I also left the hotel premises by 11pm, to go and sleep.
It was around 12am that I received a phone call from one of the boys in the hotel, crying, that my hotel was on fire. Before I could get down here, the flame was everywhere; and it took the efforts of the Federal Fire Service to prevent the inferno from escalating to the surrounding houses,” Itodo said.
DailyPost reports that the deceased is married to a German woman and they have children together.
It however stated that for the past five years that Ojukwu had been living in the apartment, none of his family members had visited him.