A 34-year-old man, simply identified as Tari, appears to have committed suicide in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, few hours after he was allegedly awarded a N200 million road contract by the state government.
The deceased reportedly swallowed a mixture of insecticide, known as sniper, and liquid bleach at his residence in Civil Servants Estate behind the office of the State Scholarship Board.
Neighbours found him in pain and was rushed to the hospital before he was later taken to a church when his condition refused to improve. He later died in the church.
Sources at police headquarters stated that operatives of the State Criminal Investigation Department are already probing the incident.