According to a press release by the State Police Public Relation Officer, DSP Haruna Mohammed, the Victim, Usman Abdu, who hails from Ganja ward in Ganjuwa local government area of Bauchi State committed the act on the 13th of May 2016 at around 9pm by hanging himself on a tree with
DSP Mohammed said that the scene of incident was visited by Police detectives led by the DPO in Soro Police Division of the local government and the victim was photographed and rushed to Soro hospital where he was certified dead by a medical doctor. The PPRO said:
“Preliminary investigation revealed that victim hanged himself when his cousin, a 12 years old girl of the same address rejected his marriage proposal.
Exhibit recovered include rope which the victim used in hanging himself while the corpse has released to relative for burial after postmortem examinations.''