OYO – A 40-year-old man identified as Anthony Bankole, yesterday February 17th 2014, hanged himself in his uncompleted building at Olodo area, Kumapayi, Ibadan.
It was gathered that Bankole’s wife had died after being rushed to the hospital on Saturday after a domestic scuffle and this may be directly related to his suicide decision.
A neighbour reportedly said that the deceased had lied that he was going to withdraw some money from the bank through his Automated Teller Machine, ATM, when he decided to hang himself.
“I did not have any premonition of his death because his wife died on Saturday. When he told me he was going out, I even gave him some money as transport fare and told him not to stay out long.
“The deceased lost his wife last Saturday and arrangements were being made for the burial as her remains were still in the mortuary,” he said.
It was gathered that Mrs. Bankole had a business centre at the University College Hospital, UCH.
The source said the wife did not die on the spot as she was rushed to the UCH but died some minutes after and the remains taken to Yemetu mortuary.
According to the neighbour, “we heard him shouting for help around 2 am on Saturday and with the help of another neighbour, she was rushed to the hospital. By that time she was already foaming in the mouth.”