The Deceased Showed No Sign Of Being Suicidal
The environs of Morounfolu Street in the Ogba arear of Lagos State, was thrown to disarray as Olatunji Opadiran, generator repairer, committed suicide after hanging out with his friends.
Opadiran was learnt to have committed suicide by hanging himself with a rope tied to the hook of a ceiling fan in his apartment.
Further report revealed that the deceased had earlier that day, hanged out with his friends before coming back to his room around 6pm to carry out the act.
One of the residents, who spoke on the condition of anonymity with Punch, said that Opadiran never showed any sign of wanting to commit suicide.
He noted that his (Opadiran) friends thought he wanted to go and sleep at home.
He said, “He had earlier gone out with three of his friends and while coming back, he saw one of his friends and stayed with him for a while but all of a sudden, he said that he was hungry and his friend got him food to eat.
“After eating, he left for his house but the friend later went to look for him there, thinking he went to sleep like he used to do when he is tired.
“After knocking and calling out his name without any response, the door to his room was broken and he was found dead dangling from a rope.”
The source noted that Opadiran’s death was still a surprise to the residents of the street.
He added that the deceased’s father, who had earlier gone out, was not allowed to see the corpse when he came back.
“We heard that some atonement rites will be performed before he can be buried,” he said.
CSP Chike Oti, the state Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident and said the body had been deposited in the morgue of the Ifako General Hospital.
He said, “We received the information around 6pm through a phone call that one Olatunji Opadiran commited suicide by hanging himself and the detectives swung into action.”
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