An Okada rider operating around Gangansi area of Ibadan, Oyo State has committed suicide, leaving behind a suicide note in his room.
According to reports, the deceased said he resorted to suicide because of embarrassment from his numerous debtors.
The corpse of the late commercial motorcycle rider, identified simply as Abass, was found dangling in the room around 7.30pm by a neighbour who raised the alarm.
One of the neighbours, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Abass was in his early 50s, adding that his wife did not live with him.
He said, “The house belongs to his elder brother. He has children but his wife has left him. Someone saw his body dangling from the ceiling in the room and shouted. He was dead by that time. We saw a suicide note he left behind. He said he killed himself because of huge debts he owed people.”
“All we know was that he came back home hale and healthy yesterday evening, but suddenly someone shouted when he saw him dangling from the ceiling of the house. It was the person that alerted us to the ugly incident.
“On getting there we saw him up there, but we noticed one small paper beside him. We took it up and saw that he left a note where he wrote that he intentionally committed suicide because of too much debts he was owing people”, the man explained.