Friday, August 28

Man commits suicide in Ondo over job loss

The decomposing body of a 33-year-old man, Gbenga Ogundana, has been discovered by Police detectives in Akure, Ondo State capital, after he reportedly committed suicide over loss of his job.

It was gathered that the body was discovered in his rented apartment located at Orisunmbare Street, Cultural Centre, Akure, four days after he allegedly poisoned himself.

Neighbours of the deceased had earlier reported to his elder brother, Segun, that the whereabouts of his brother was unknown.

Reports had it that his elder brother, Segun, called the deceased’s phone line without success. On arrival at the house, Segun discovered that the doors and window of his brother’s room were locked from within.

He, and other neighbours, went to the police station and with the help of detectives, the door was forced open and the decomposing corpse discovered on the bed.

The remains were later evacuated and deposited in the general hospital morgue by the police detectives for post-mortem examination

It was also learned that the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, CIID, of the state police command was currently working to unravel the mystery surrounding his death.

A police source said that findings so far suggested that the deceased might have poisoned himself, having lost his job a few weeks ago.

The command’s spokesman, Wole Ogodo, confirmed the incident and said detectives had launched an investigation to unravel the mystery surrounding the death.

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