There was chaos in the Isale Aro area of Osogbo, Osun State on Thursday as a commercial motorcyclist, simply identified as Joshua hung himself over alleged childlessness. His wife raised the alarm, when she returned from work and found the dangling corpse of her husband in their sitting room.
The alarm attracted neighbours, who were said to have rushed to the apartment and were shocked to see how Joshua allegedly ended his life.
According to neighbours, the deceased’s marriage had yet to produce a child and this was said to be a probable reason he decided to take his own life. Joshua had lived in the house for many years and some of the neighbours said his childlessness was a source of concern to him.
Some traditional worshippers were reportedly invited to perform some rituals before the body of the deceased was removed and deposited in a mortuary.
The Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in the state, Mr. Babawale Afolabi, confirmed the incident.