Wednesday, May 29, 2019

He was comfortable! Governor Shettima speaks on steward allegedly committing suicide

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state, has expressed shock over the death of one of his stewards, Mr John Achagwa, who committed suicide on Tuesday.

Achagwa, who worked at the Presidential lodge of the Government House, Maiduguri, allegedly took his life by hanging himself on a tree.

Mr Isa Gusau, Special Adviser on Communications and Strategy, said the Governor was shocked by the incident.

“Shettima is deeply shocked by the unfortunate incident, given the fact that the deceased was known to be one of the Governor’s favourites as he served important guests at the Presidential lodge for more than 30 years.

“When he retired from civil service; Shettima had requested him to be retained as casual staff because of his good service and the confidence repose in him.

” The outgoing governor supported the deceased with personal funds which he used in completing his house at Polo in Maiduguri.

“John also had a car to himself and he lived very comfortably. He was known to be friendly,” the statement said.

Gusau said the governor has directed the Commissioner of Police to ensure thorough investigation including a post mortem and inquiries to establish the reason for the suicide.

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