Man commits suicide at UCH premises in Ibadan

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A man suspected to be in his early 50s jumped to his death from the 5th floor of the Administrative Building of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Oyo State on Wednesday.

The yet-unknown man’s action stunned the people around as they only suddenly saw him landed on the floor with a thud on the cemented floor outside the Mortuary department of the hospital.

Dressed in blue native Ankara attire with a pair of palm sandals left on the floor before he took the plunge, the deceased whose identity was yet to be ascertained by the police hit his head on the floor, thereby forcing blood to gush out and splattered the floor immediately.

Unconfirmed information alleged that the man left a suicide note, indicating that he decided to opt for suicide after being duped of N30m.

The Public Relations Officer of the hospital, Ayodeji Bobade, while confirming the incident to journalists, said the man should not have got any business on the fifth floor where he jumped from, as the floor houses the hospital museum.

He said despite the fact that workers of the teaching hospital were on strike, the management still detailed a doctor to conduct a test on the body and was later certified dead.

The police were later invited to the scene where the officers took some sample tissues before the man’s remains were deposited at the mortuary.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Adekunle Ajisebutu, also confirmed the incident, as well as the fact that a suicide note was found on the deceased, but he said, ‘I have not known the content’.



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