Landlord commits suicide in Ibadan

ONE of the landlords at Ayegbami Zone 7, Idi-Ose, along Akanran Road, Ona-Ara Local Government Area, Oyo State, Popoola Adepoju, on Tuesday evening committed suicide by hanging himself in his room.

Popoola, a 48-year-old father of three and a former staff of the defunct National Electric Power Authority (NEPA), tied a rope to a ceiling fan in his room to hang himself.

The deceased was said to have left a three-sheet suicide note.

The note, sources said, caused controversy between some members of the family and the police as the family members refused to release the note.

He was said to have sent his children out of the house on Tuesday evening before committing suicide.

His wife was also said not to be at home at the time of the incident.

Upon persuasion, the Nigerian Tribune gathered that the suicide note was eventually released to the General Chairman, Idi Ose Community, Chief Taiwo Alimi.

The wife told the investigation police officers that visited the house on Wednesday that her husband was disengaged from the defunct NEPA establishment at Abeokuta two years ago, but had not been paid his entitlements.

She added that she had engaged in cement business to sustain the family.

It was gathered that Chief Alimi later led the community members and the deceased’s relatives to the Akanran Police Division where the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Aliko Dankoli, gave the directive that the corpse be buried as requested.

Sympathisers who besieged the house of the deceased were emotionally aroused around 10:20 a.m. when the deceased’s son, Timileyin, was led to the residence by a relative.

Relatives, community members and the church members later interred the remains of Adepoju within the premises.