Martins Nwankwo, a popular business man based in Minna, Niger State on Wednesday committed suicide at his residence in Tunga, a suburb of the State capital.
The late Nwankwo was survived by his pregnant wife and five children. Sources close to the family said the late business man who owns a fleet of electronic shops in Minna, Port Harcourt and Abuja was said to have shot himself in the stomach.
A source in his residence said the gun sound alerted neighbours, who rushed to the residence of the deceased only to find him dead with his licensed gun by his side.
The Niger state Police Public Relation Officer, Richard Oguche, who confirmed the incident said it was suspected that the deceased may have committed suicide, but did not leave a suicide note.
The police spokesman however said investigation was still on but the preliminary findings by the police revealed that there was no sign of external attack on the house.