A top civil servant in the directorate cadre at the Lagos State Ministry of Youths, Mr Oludare Buraimoh, has committed suicide in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
The director reportedly hanging himself in his room at Unit Phase II, Gbonagun area of Abeokuta, at about 4.15 p.m. on Monday.
Late Buraimoh was said to have attended to his son, Dotun, who was sick, shortly before taking his own life.
Many sympathisers thronged the compound of the deceased, lamenting the tragic event.
The son told newsmen that his father had shortly given him a malaria drug to use, just before 4.00 p.m.
“We were both at home; he came to give me a drug and retired into his room. left me, thinking he was going to retire to his room. But when I did not hear his voice I called him, but no response came.
“When I did not hear his voice, I called him but no response came.
“I, thereafter, went to his room only to find him hanging from the ceiling, using a shred of traditional `Aso Oke’ to tie his neck to the ceiling.
“I then alerted the neighbours, who in turn, told me to alert the Police, which I did,” Dotun said.
The wife of the deceased said she was yet to come to terms with her husband’s despicable act.
“I don’t know what came over him, it is inexplicable.
“We have been surviving through the thick and thin and now that we ought to sit down and enjoy after all the years of toiling, he decided to take his life.
“He did not show any sign of depression at the time he committed suicide.
“He was in high spirit, what led him to this remained a riddle,” she said.
The Obantoko Police Station, where the incident was reported, confirmed the suicide.
A Deputy Superintendent of Police in the station, Rasheed Olaleye, confirmed the incident.
The body of the deceased has been deposited at General Hospital, Abeokuta, after clearance from the police.