Lagos Civil Service Director Commits Suicide

Lagos governor, Akinwunmi Ambode

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Mr Oludare Buraimoh, a Director in Lagos State Ministry of Youths, has committed suicide by hanging in his room, says a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) report.

According to the report, Buraimoh, who lives at Unity Estate, Phase II, Gbonagun, in Abeokuta, took his life at about 4 p.m. yesterday after attending to his son Dotun, who was sick.

As sympathisers thronged the scene, Dotun said that the incident happened around 4p.m. after his father gave him a drug to treat malaria.

He said, “We were both at home; he came to give me a drug and left me thinking he was going to retire to his room. But when I did not hear his voice I called him, but no response came.

“I, thereafter, went to his room only to find him hanging on the ceiling with a traditional Aso Oke tied to his neck and a stool with which he committed the suicide.

“I then alerted the neighbours, who in turn, told me to alert the police, which I did.”

The widow said that she was yet to come to terms with her husband’s “despicable act”.

She reportedly said, “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.”

The police at Obantoko Division, where the incident was reported, confirmed the suicide.

One DSP Rasheed Olaleye confirmed the incident, but declined to give further comments. He said that the DPO would be in the best position to handle the case.

The body of the deceased has been deposited at General Hospital, Abeokuta, after clearance from the police.