Friday Igbegbe, a former dogged militant, is said to have committed suicide at Ogbe- Ijoh, the headquarters of Delta State’ s Warri South- West Local Government Area.
After a long struggle with despair, the Ijaw ex- militant from Ogbe- Ijoh reportedly took his own life on Saturday night through an unknown means.
Friday Igbegbe (Deceased)
Igbegbe, a title holder, is believed to have left behind 36 children and a slew of ” women, ” many of whom were apparently not with him during his ordeals.
Igbegbe had been depressed for nearly a year, according to a chief from the Ogbe- Ijoh community who spoke with the reporter in private on Sunday evening.
He claimed the deceased was admitted to a treatment facility in Ogbomoso, Oyo State, for alleged drug addiction.
Igbegbe, who was meant to spend six months in the recovery center, allegedly snuck out and returned to his roots to resume his addiction, according to him.
All attempts to save him from suicidal thoughts were futile, according to the source, as he ended up killing himself on Saturday while alone.
They attempted to assist him in any way they could. However, the monster had made its way into his system. We took him to a rehabilitation center in Ogbomoso, but he left after less than three months.
He was meant to be gone for three months, but he returned home instead. About three months after leaving the center, he committed suicide, leaving behind 36 children.
It’ s a tragic occurrence. The chief bemoaned, ” God knows we tried everything we could to save him. ”
Fellow Ijaw comrades grieved for Igbegbe, whom they characterized as a king- hearted, goal- getting ” double chief, ” according to his confirmed Facebook handle.
Comrade Elewei Gbadia, the late former militant, left a bitter taste in his mouth.
It’ s awful to look at! In such a short period of time, the Ijaw nation lost two of its most fervent supporters of the war!
Chief Commander Richman Yinbiri, now Chief Igbegbe, was one of them. During his time on Earth, he was a compassionate and problem- solving individual.
” Regardless of his many influences, he never displayed ego; instead, he decided to be a man with the people’ s heart. ”
” He will be sorely missed. May his spirit find eternal rest. And may God comfort his immediate family as they deal with this unrecoverable loss, ” he prayed.
Another mourner, Stephen Jenakumo, called the loss ” colossal” for the ” ljaw Nation, the Niger Delta region, and the Ogbe- ljoh Warri Kingdom. RIP. ”
When approached, DSP Bright Edafe, the image- maker for Delta Police Command, confirmed he was behind the wheel.
However, sources claim that the ex- bones militants have been put in a Warri mortuary.