Nigerian Man Hangs Himself When He Couldn't Pay Dowry to Marry His Bride

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Nigerian Man Hangs Himself When He Couldn't Pay Dowry to Marry His Bride
Fri 07-02-2014

Abubakar Ahmed was supposed to pay $250 as a dowry for his wedding that was scheduled to take place last week.

But 24-year-old Abubakar Ahmed was found hanging from a tree one morning.

According to Nigerian police, he hanged himself because he was unable to pay for the bride he had chosen.

A source close to Ahmed told Kebbi State Police that Ahmed committed suicide after being unable to marry his bride.

Police launched an investigation into the incident and initial reports suggest that Ahmed tried to recover a debt in order to pay the dowry, and after he was unable to collect his debt, he decided to end his life.

Source: Emirates 24/7