Father of 3 Commits Suicide in Ibadan, Leaving Behind a Long Suicide Note
The lifeless body of 48-year-old Ibadan man, Popoola Adepoju, was found dangling from a noose tied on the ceiling fan in his room at Idi-Ose along Akan road in Ona Ara Council Area of the southwestern city — he reportedly committed suicide.
According to Punch, the father of three, who was also a landlord, allegedly took his own life out of frustration over unpaid entitlements, years after he was disengaged from his PHCN job. He also left a 3-paged suicide note.
Narrating to the police about Adepoju’s struggles, his wife said two years after her husband lost the PHCN job, he was yet to be paid his entitlements. To make ends meet, he engaged in cement business which was not successful.
Speaking with the press, the source close to the family said, “Adepoju was a devout Christian, pious and was talented. He was always offering tangible suggestions whenever the Welfare Committee of the zone met. What could have informed this action is unclear.
“We were together at the early morning service at our church on Monday. We usually have such service on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of every month. When I saw him last on Monday evening after the evening service, he never gave the premonition that he was going to commit suicide.”
Also giving insight to Adepoju’s struggles was another landlord in the area who spoke under anonymity. He said:
“[Adepoju] wanted to sell his car so he could buy a small vehicle which he would be using as cab to serve as a sustaining means of livelihood for his family. He however said that the amount being offered was insufficient.
“He sometimes complained that things were no longer as they were before he was disengaged from work. It was a surprise when we discovered that this unfortunate incident had happened.”
Meanwhile, Punch adds that Adepoju’s family refused to hand over to the police the suicide note he left behind, until the chairman of the Idi Ose community, Taiwo Alimi, convinced them to. And only afterwards did the Divisional Police Officer at the station, Aliko Dankoli, permit the family to proceed with his burial arrangement.
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