After handing over his family to his son, a 48-year-old man who is tired of life committed suicide in the Badagry area of Lagos State.
Illustrative photo of a frustrated elderly man who committed suicide by hanging in Gombe some months ago
The residents of Jogbenu Street, Torikovi Town, Mowo, in the Badagry area of Lagos State, woke up to discover a 48-year-old man, Segla Hunvu, dangling with a rope around his neck on Thursday after committing suicide.
Speaking to a Punch correspondent, the deceased’s relation, disclosed that Hunvu had informed his eldest son, a few days to the incident, to take care of himself and his younger ones.
“Hunvu came to the Ajegunle, Apapa area on Monday to see his younger brother, Michael Hunvu. We did not know he came to bid us farewell. He had earlier told his eldest son, who is a teenager, to take good care of himself and his younger ones.
“He did not come out clearly to say he wanted to kill himself. Nobody knew the reason he killed himself. It is suspected that he was frustrated,” he said.
Also speaking to a correspondent, a police source revealed that the the deceased, Hunvu left the Ajegunle area, entered his house when his children were not around and hanged himself in a room in the house.
He said, “The children tried reaching him on the telephone, but calls made to him did not connect. It was after some days that his body was found in the room.”
It was gathered that the policemen who visited Hunvu’s apartment, found him hanging from the rope, took photographs and deposited the corpse in a morgue.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the incident, adding that the family members had requested the corpse for burial.