72-Year-Old Grandfather Commits Suicide in Ondo


The riddle surrounding suicide committed by a 72-year-old grandfather is not yet unraveled by detectives in Ondo State.

Titus Agunbiade was alleged to have committed suicide by hanging himself with a rope on a wooden pillar inside their family house at Kajola Street along Barrack Road, in Ondo town, headquarters of Ondo West Local Government Area.

The septuagenarian was said to have climbed the two-storey building with a ladder before hanging himself with a long rope in one of the rooms inside the house.

His corpse was reportedly discovered in a two-storey building said to be their family house six days after he allegedly committed suicide.

The cousin, according to police source, raised alarm after he discovered the dangling corpse of the deceased

A close source alleged that the deceased may have committed suicide following a protracted illness that had caused him to expend all his savings without any cure.

However, tongues are wagging over the alleged suicide of the deceased said to be a popular community leader and a notable political analyst in the area.

Eyewitness account said that his pair of sandals, a bathroom slippers and his towel were found in the room where he allegedly committed suicide

Police officers from the Yaba divisional police station in the town in company of his family members and traditionalists later removed the decomposed body.

Police image maker, Femi Joseph, said investigation was still on to unravel the mystery behind the death of the old man.

Source: The Vanguard