The outgoing Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, has ordered the Commissioner of Police to ensure a thorough probe of the death of a Government House steward in Maiduguri.
The steward, Mr John Achagwa, committed suicide on Tuesday by hanging himself on a tree.
The governor added that a post mortem and inquiries should be made to identify the reason for the suicide.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Communications and Strategy, Mr Isa Gusau, Shettima expressed shock over the death insisting that the probe had to be thorough.
The statement reads in part: “Shettima is deeply shocked by the unfortunate incident, given the fact that the deceased known to be one of the Governor’s favourite as he served important guests at the Presidential lodge for more than 30 years.
“When he retired from civil service, Shettima had requested him to be retained as casual staff because of his good service and the confidence reposed in him.
“The outgoing governor supported the deceased with personal funds which he used in completing his house at Polo in Maiduguri.
“John also had a car to himself and he lived very comfortably. He was known to be friendly.”