Businessman Attempts Suicide Over N27Million Debt

There was pandemonium in Rumuagholu community in Obio/Akpor area of Rivers State following a report that a middle-aged man had allegedly attempted to commit suicide over N27m debt.

The man, Mishack Okonye, who is the Managing Director of CMIK High Global Service, was said to have incurred the huge debt, which he had been battling to offset.

Okonye had allegedly worked for a firm, Bua International Limited in Port Harcourt. It was further learnt that Bua still owed CMIK over N27 million and Okonye had sold most of his property in order to pay for the machineries and labours he hired for the project.

Mrs. Millicent, Okonye's wife, who narrated how her husband had attempted to commit suicide over the debt, noted that God’s intervention saved him.

Millicent disclosed in Port Harcourt that she met her husband, Okonye, trying to take a concoction in order to terminate his life.

She narrated that the cause of her husband’s attitude was the debt burden on him, adding that several persons have been coming to demand that he pay them the money he owed them.

Millicent explained that those her husband also borrowed money from to execute the project had been threatening him for over two years now.

She said her husband did a job for one Bua International Limited, recalling that over N27,750,000 was still not being paid, resulting to her husband being indebted to many persons.

The woman noted that her husband had sold off most of his property in order to clear the debt because the company he worked for refused to pay.

She called on the government agencies, well-meaning individuals to prevail on the Bua International to pay her husband so that he could pay of the debts her incurred in the project.