A 25 year old man identified as Wellington Banda has committed suicide after he was pressurised to pay back the money amounting to K250, 000 which he allegedly squandered.
Speaking to News Watch Reviews Nkhata Bay Police Public Relations Officer Ignatius Esau said in June this year, the deceased’s father who resides in the Republic of South Africa sent money through his son amounting to K250, 000 meant for a house project at Tukombo in the district.
“Instead of putting the money to its intended purpose, Wellington squandered all the money carelesslly. His relatives pressurised him to pay back the money but he thought of ending his life to avoid problems coming towards him. On July 18, 2017, his body was found hanging dead in a tree and he left a suicidal note that pleaded with his relatives to take care of his children”, said Esau.
Postmortem indicated that Wellington Banda died due to strangulation.
Meanwhile Police in the district is calling upon communities to desist from engaging themselves in behaviours that will have a negative impact on their lives.
The deceased hailed from Kaboma village in the area of Traditional Authority Zilakoma in Nkhata Bay distirict.