An 82-year-old man, Oriola Adegoke, has reportedly hung himself to death in Ondo State.
Adegoke was found hanging in a room in his apartment at 45, Ayeyemi Street during the weekend.
The Divisional Police Officer, DPO in charge of the Enuowa Police Division, Mr. Kunle Omisakin, who confirmed the incident to newsmen on Monday, described it as unfortunate.
The DPO said, “Investigation has started to unravel the actual cause of the death.”
According to the report, the daughter of the deceased, Taye Adegoke, raised the alarm after she saw her father dangling from a rope on the roof.
Describing the octogenarian’s death as a mystery, residents said he was an easy-going gentleman.
It is alleged that the deceased might have terminated his own life as a result of a protracted illness of his daughter on which he had spent a large amount of money, however, immediately after the body was found, the residents sent for some traditional worshipers to perform traditional rites to remove the corpse for burial in line with the culture of the town.
The DPO stated that it was not clear yet if the man killed himself or he was killed and his corpse dumped inside the room as cover up.