This is a taboo!

A middle-aged man has committed suicide. His body was found dangling from a tree.

The corpse of a yet to be identified man was found in a government primary school in Ondo town, Ondo State.

The body was discovered by a security man in the school on Sunday within the premises of the school located at Ayeyemi Street.

A source said the deceased was not a resident of the community, adding that efforts are on to locate his family.

He added that the matter has been reported to the police.

He said, “The residents just woke up to see the body of a man dangling from a tree.

“His slippers were seen at the scene and his phone was intermittently ringing inside his pocket. But no one removed it from his pocket.”

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Femi Joseph, said the police had yet to commence investigation into the incident.

He said, “The community asked us not to do anything about the incident yet.

“The leaders explained to the policemen that went to the scene of the incident that there are some rituals that they have to perform before anybody can do anything about the man.”

The PPRO added that nobody has been arrested. It is a taboo for anyone to hang from a tree within the affected community.


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