37-year-old Chinedu Nweze is struggling to survive at to the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki after he set himself ablaze.
It was gathered that Nweze was rushed to the hospital on Monday following the life threatening incidence that took place beside a classroom block at St. Patrick’s Primary School, Kpirikpiri, Abakaliki.
According to a source, the victim had tied his own legs and doused himself with petrol before setting himself ablaze.
The source added that Nweze, who hails from Umuogharu, Ezza North Local Government Area of the state, had complained to his neighbours of frustration and inability to feed himself a day before the incident.
Reacting to the development, Ebonyi Police Command Spokesperson, Mrs. Lovett Odah, while speaking with newsmen said that the Command was investigating the incident to ascertain whether it was a suicide attempt or not.
“The Command dispatched an ambulance to the scene of the incident and took the man to hospital after it received a distress call from a member of the public.
“Police are currently carrying out investigation into the incident; but for now, we have very sketchy information about the incident and cannot confirm if the act was a suicide attempt or not,” Odah said.