Lagos Civil Service Director Commits Suicide
A Director in the Lagos State Ministry of Youths has committed suicide.
Oludare Buraimoh reportedly hanged himself in his room.
Buraimoh, who lives at Unity Estate, Phase II, Gbonagun, Abeokuta, took his life at about 4.00 p.m. on Monday after attending to his son Dotun, who was sick.
He was said to have retired back to his room immediately after administering the drugs on Dotun.
But when Dotun did not hear his father’s voice for a very long time, he decided to check him in his room.
But to his amazement, he found his father hanging on the ceiling with a traditional Aso Oke tied to his neck and a stool with which he committed the suicide.
Dotun then alerted neighbours, who in turn, told him to alert the police.
The wife of the deceased, who was not around when the incident happened, said she was yet to come to terms with her husband’s shocking act.
“I don’t know what came over him, it is inexplicable.
“We have been surviving through the thick and thin and now that we ought to sit down and enjoy after all the years of toiling, he decided to take his life.
“He did not show any sign of depression at the time he committed suicide.
“He was in high spirit, what led him to this remained a riddle,” she said.
The Obantoko Police Station, where the incident was reported, confirmed the suicide.
The body of the deceased has been deposited at General Hospital, Abeokuta, after clearance from the police.