A 27-year old man, Adekola Busari, was on Tuesday found hanging inside his apartment at the Oke Onitea area of Osogbo, Osun State.
Busari was, according to reports, owing a micro finance bank ?18,000 which was part of the loan he had collected when the man took his life.
Residents, however, said it was not certain if the debt was the only reason he killed himself.
The deceased’s wife, Bidemi, was said to have discovered the corpse of her husband dangling inside their sitting room when she went to urinate in the morning.
The widow, who lamented the suicide, said that her husband did not show any sign that he would kill himself.
She said, “My husband went out to watch a football match last night and stayed till 11pm and when he came back home, I bought the food he ate. We chatted, prayed and went to bed without any indication that he was planning anything.
“Though he was in debt, I have been paying the debt for the loan he took from a micro finance bank. So I don’t understand why he killed himself.
“I woke up to urinate and discovered that the wrapper that I used to cover our two year-old child was missing, only to find out that it was the wrapper that my husband used to hang himself.”
The Divisional Officer of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, in Olorunda Local Government Area, Mr. Babatunde Ojeniyi, confirmed the incident to our correspondent on the telephone.
He said, “We have informed the Water and Environmental Department at the local government area, which is responsible for removing the corpse. But we were told that certain traditional rites would be performed before the body could be taken down.”