Lagos State – Oludare Buraimoh, a Director in Lagos State Ministry of Youths, has committed suicide by hanging in his room.
According to reports, late Buraimoh who lives at Unity Estate, Phase II, Gbonagun, Abeokuta, took his life at about 4.00 p.m. on Monday after attending to his son Dotun, who was sick.
His son, Dotun while narrating the incident said it all happened around 4.00 p.m. after his father gave him a drug to treat malaria.
‘We were both at home; he came to give me a drug and left me thinking he was going to retire to his room. But when I did not hear his voice I called him, but no response came. I, thereafter, went to his room only to find him hanging on the ceiling with a traditional Aso Oke tied to his neck and a stool with which he committed the suicide’ he said.
Dotun continued to say, ‘I then alerted the neighbours, who in turn, told me to alert the police, which I did’.
According to the wife of the deceased:
‘I don’t know what came over him, it is inexplicable. We have been surviving through the thick and thin and now that we ought to sit down and enjoy after all the years of toiling, he decided to take his life. He did not show any sign of depression at the time he committed suicide’.
The Obantoko Police Station, where the incident was reported, confirmed the suicide through DSP Rasheed Olaleye of the station who declined to give further comments, saying that the DPO would be in the best position to handle the case.
The remains of the deceased has been deposited at General Hospital, Abeokuta, after clearance from the police.