A 27-year-old man, Adekola Bushari was, on Tuesday, found dead, after hanging himself in his sitting room in Osogbo, the Osun State capital.
By the time Nigerian Pilot Saturday, visited the scene of the incident at 3, Olatunji Ajayi St, Oke Onitea area in the morning, the the area was thrown into pandemonium with residents, cotenants, family members and the deceased’s wife wailing and crying profusely.
Our correspondent gathered that the wife of the late Bushari was the one who discovered her husband’s corpse hanging from the ceiling fan of their sitting room at about 5am of the day when she woke up from sleep and immediately called for help.
Mrs Bidemi Bushari told our Correspondent that her husband did not give any sign of intention to commit the suicide the previous night as they chatted and prayed together before going to bed on Monday night.
“He went out to watch football match last night till 11pm and when he came back home, I bought the food he ate, we chatted, prayed and he went to bed without any suicidal sign. Though he is financially indebted, I have been paying the debt for the loan he took from a micro finance bank in Osogbo. So I don’t understand why he hanged himself?,” she said amid tears.
“I woke up to urinate and discovered that the cover cloth I used to cover our two year-old child was missing, only to find out that it was the cloth my husband used to hang himself,”
she said Residents of Olatunji Ajayi street, where the sad incident occurred said they found the event strange and likened it to a scene from a Hollywood movie.
Mr Oyeniyi Benjamin, a resident also informed our correspondent that it was Mrs Busari’s cry that woke people in the neighbourhood to the sad incident.
Benjamin said he watched football match with the deceased on Monday night, adding that the deceased did not show any sign of depression, worries or being in trouble before they parted.
Adebiyi Saka, a resident and close friend of the deceased said Busari’s death was so strange because they were at the football viewing centre together till 11pm, Monday night and that he even paid for him to watch the match.
Saka said the deceased was once a cell phone salesman whose business folded up and doing nothing until he killed himself. He added that his state of unemployment did not seem to affect him because his wife has been very supportive.
He said his friend was not in any financial problem as much as he knew because the wife was covering for him and that he was not aware of any problems with anyone.
When Nigerian Pilot Saturday, visited the scene of the incident, the body of the deceased was still left hanging in his sitting room while the door was shut.
An Official of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) who spoke under the condition of anonymity said that his colleagues had gone to bring in an ambulance to remove the corpse.
As at the time of filing this report, efforts to also reach the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mrs Folashade Odoro, (DSP) were futile, as her line was not going.