Father of two found dead in Ibadan

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Tragedy has struck in Ibadan as the body of a young man in his late thirties has been found dangling with a rope on his neck in his room. The building, a one storey structure located at Oke-Agala area of Mokola, Ibadan, where the incident occurred, was deserted by the occupants who complained of offensive odour oozing out from the room where the victim’s body is hanging. National Mirror learnt that the victim, a father of two, was a commercial driver who had separated from his wife and children. He was identified as Abass Adeniyi, a native of Oja’gbo, Ibadan in Ibadan North East local government area of Oyo State, by some of his co-tenants who described him as easy-going and a gentleman.

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Speaking with journalists, the landlord, Ibrahim Akanbi, said he saw the deceased last on Friday night, before discovery of the corpse on Monday.

Another resident, who refused to mention his name, said the deceased came into the house as a tenant two months ago when he rented a room.

A police source at Mokola Police Station said the matter was reported at the station on Monday and that some policemen were dispatched to the scene to ascertain the alleged suicide.

“It is unfortunate that a young man full of strength and promise could decide to take his life just like that. We are still investigating what might led to his decision to cut short his life. When our men got there, of course we discovered some items that raised some probing questions. As a matter of fact, we are still investigating,” said the source who is a senior police officer at the station.

However as at the time of filing this report, the decomposing body of the deceased with his trouser on, was still hanging in the middle of his room.

“It was expected that the body should be deposited in the mortuary, but we don’t know why the policemen who visited last Monday left without a word. The whole area is smelling. Since Monday some people who lived in this area cannot sleep in their houses because of the odour and fear. Please help us beg the police to do something now,” said a resident, Rotimi Amoo.

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