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Man, 70, commits suicide in Ogun

It was another bizarre day in Abeokuta, the Ogun State, South West Nigeria on Monday as a 70-year-old man allegedly  committed suicide .

The septuagenarian simply identified as ”Baba Ijemo”  took his life through hanging because of alleged frustration and negligence by his family members, particularly his children who were said to have abandoned him for long a time.

However, the deceased, who was said to have shortly before he took his life being hostile to  co-tenants and neighbours  did not leave any suicide note  behind.

His lifeless body  was uncovered by  his co-tenants , following severe stench emanating from a room and parlour apartment where he lived until he took his life.

The incident occurred  at the Olorombo area of the Abeokuta metropolis, in Abeokuta South Local Government Area of the state capital.

”Baba Ijemo”, father of seven  was said to have been living alone in the portion  of the 6-room apartment and had in the past complained to some of the tenants that he had been abandoned by his children for no just cause.

His remains were uncovered by curious tenants who allegedly peeped through one of the windows in his apartment when  the aged man was not seen outside .

An tenant who spoke to Daily Sun on condition of anonymity on what he described as unfortunate incident said: ”we did not believe what we saw after peeping through ”Baba’s window as we discovered his lifeless dangling body.

”The  strange discovery attracted other tenants and neighbours to our house before we further discovered that  a rope which  was tied round  ‘Baba’s’ neck was also hung on  the ceiling plank of his room”.

It was further learnt that the Police authorities  who were immediately  informed later visited the scene to commence investigations.


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