Tamba Borbor a teacher of the Roman Catholic Primary School in Dia Town, in the Kissi Kama Chiefdom, Kailahun District who did not receive his salary for two years allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself.
His body was found dangling from the branch of a tree at a cocoa plantation by a number of men on their way to work at a nearby swamp.
Villagers said he wrapped the sleeve of his shirt around his neck and tied it unto a tree not far from the village.
Sources stated that Tamba Borbor was going through very hard times as authorities had allegedly tricked him by telling him that his name was not on the payment voucher but at the Boejema Primary School near the Guinea border.
He is said to have taken loan from people in the village to fund his trip to the school only to learn that his name was not on their payroll.
He returned to Kailahun District on Thursday last week and expressed frustration and disappointment.
He also blamed the Catholic Mission school authorities for failing to give him the necessary support to recover his money which was allegedly being enjoyed by some other people..
A number of people in the village including the Town chief have reported the matter to the Koidu police station. The town chief, head teacher of the school and the youth leader are under police custody helping them with investigation.
The corpse has since been buried.
By Saffa Moriba in Kenema