A man has allegedly killed himself because of sex.

Gbemite Kitchen, 43 took his own life by hanging himself after his wife allegedly refused to have sex with him.

The incident took place on Thursday, at No 6 Asingbi Street in the Amarata area of Yenegoa, the Bayelsa State capital.

Kitchen had been unemployed for about seven years and was said to be dependent on his wife and other people for survival all these years.

The caretaker of Kitchen’s apartment,  Benjamin Samuel, said the deceased had come to his room around 12 midnight to ask for a particular phone number.

Benjamin said he saw Kitchen making calls before and after charging his phone in search of his wife before the night fell, but the wife was nowhere to be found.

Another neighbour added: “Around midnight, he went about knocking the tenants’ houses, complaining that he was looking for his wife. When he knocked at my room, I told him that she (his wife) was not here.

”Some of us also tried to help him find his wife because her mobile phone indicated that it was switched off. Only for us to wake up this morning to discover that he had hanged himself, maybe it is because of the wife.”

The tragedy, it was noticed, shook the neighbourhood and drew sympathisers and onlookers to the residence including family members who were seen seated and discussing in hushed tunes.

 The incident has thrown the man's wife, Beauty into a state of confusion as she was seen weeping profusely.