Man commits suicide at UCH premises in Ibadan

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’.

NURTW member ‘commits suicide’ in Ibadan

NURTW

An officer of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) was on Monday found hanged in his one-room apartment at Oke-Seni area of Ibadan.

Until his tragic death, Sina Adebisi, a father of three, was the secretary of the NURTW’s Okada unit at LASKAB, Oniyanrin in Ibadan.

Though no one was able to state specifically reasons behind the alleged suicide, neighbours said they woke up on Tuesday to find his lifeless body dangling in the room.

Sympathizers, who thronged the house, were in shock as they discussed the death with some muttering the possibility of assassination.

The deceased’s younger sister, Mrs. Abiodun Afolabi, told journalists that they hailed from Obaagun, Ikirun in Osun State, putting her brother’s age at 37 years.

She said she could not reason out why her brother would want to commit suicide as, according to her, he was not in debt as at the time of the incident.

“I still saw him yesterday (Monday) when he was working before I went to hawk. He was a motorcyclist, and he plied routes close to where I live. People just suddenly came to call me this morning about what happened.

“He married two wives, but they don’t stay with him again. He stayed alone. He would not fight with anyone. He would wake up and go to work. He had three grownup children,” she said.

Afolabi also suspected something fishy, saying his legs were not far from the ground.

“It is surprising. The policemen will see it themselves and decide whether he looks like someone that hanged himself because we don’t understand as well.”

While commenting on the incident, the branch chairman of NURTW, Okada  Joint 8, Ayeye-Ibikunle Road, Ibadan, Kabiru Akinwale (Kebe), said though the motorcycle he rode until his death was on hire purchase, the creditor never troubled him. He (Akinwale) described him as being very gentle and respectful.