A 55-year-old man, whose identity is yet unknown, has reportedly committed suicide at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan on Wednesday because he was allegedly duped of N30 million.
Eyewitness account has it that the deceased jumped down from the fifth floor of a building at the tertiary medical facility in Ibadan, Oyo State.
The man reportedly removed his pairs of leather slippers before committing the suicide
According to eyewitnesses, the deceased, who wore Ankara fabric, left a note behind, stating that he committed the suicide because he was duped by N30 million.
The Police have recovered the note, according to one of the witnesses.
It was gathered that upon landing on the floor, the man had his skull cracked with blood gushing out from his nose and mouth.
There was nobody around to prevent the deceased from committing the suicide because of the industrial action being embarked upon by health worker, in the hospital.
Mr Deji Bobade, the Public Relations Officer of the hospital, confirmed the incident, saying the man deliberately jumped down from the sixth floor of one of the buildings in the hospital.
HBobade said the man purposely went to the floor where the museum was under lock and jumped down in an attempt to commit suicide.
“As we all know, the JOHESU strike is on and no health worker was allowed to be at work.
“At around 9.00 a.m., people around the ground floor of the building said they just heard the sound of a heavy object dropping from the top floor.
“On getting to the place, the body of a man, probably in his late 50s, was found on the ground.
“ Doctors around certified him dead.
“We contacted the Police Public Relations Officer, Adekunle Ajisebutu, who ordered his men to deposit the body in our mortuary here.
“There were no means of identification found on him but his footwear was a “Dunlop’’ rubber slippers,” the PRO said.
Meanwhile, the spokesperson of the Oyo State Police Command, Mr Adekunle Ajisebutu, has also confirmed the incident.
“We are aware of the incident and we are already investigating why the man committed suicide.
“The man committed suicide,” Ajisebutu said.