A commercial motorcyclist, identified simply as Joshua, has committed suicide in the Isale Aro area of Osogbo, the Osun State capital.
There was pandemonium in the area when residents discovered his remains dangling from a rope in his sitting room.
Our correspondent gathered on Saturday that the incident occurred on Thursday evening before Joshua’s wife returned from work.
The woman was said to have raised the alarm when she found the dangling corpse of her husband in their sitting room.
The alarm attracted neighbours, who were said to have rushed to the apartment and were shocked to see how Joshua, also known as Landlord, allegedly ended his life.
A resident of the area, who was among the first set of people to see the dangling body, said Joshua tied a rope to the roof of his sitting room and climbed on two buckets.
The resident explained that Joshua kicked away the buckets after he put the rope round his neck, hanging himself in the process.
Our correspondent found out from residents of the area that the deceased’s marriage had yet to produce a child and this was said to be a probable reason he decided to take his own life.
Joshua, it was further gathered, had lived in the house for many years and some of the neighbours said his childlessness was a source of concern to him.
Some traditional worshippers were reportedly invited to perform some rituals before the body of the deceased was removed and deposited in a mortuary.
The Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in the state, Mr. Babawale Afolabi, confirmed the incident.
Meanwhile, a Magistrate’s Court in Osogbo, has sentenced an 18-year-old artisan, Segun Falade, to one-year imprisonment.
In a statement made available to our correspondent in Osogbo on Friday by the PRO of the Osun State Command of the NSCDC, the convict was arraigned on six counts.
Among the counts were stealing and burglary, which were said to be contrary to Section 383 (1) and Section 411 (1) and (2) of the Criminal Code, CAP 34, Volume 2, Laws of Osun State.
Some of the items allegedly found on the convict when he was arrested were phones, DVDs, a blood tonic, earrings, a Lenovo tablet, a wristwatch and some money.
Falade pleaded guilty to the counts and was sentenced to one-year imprisonment.