A 60 year old man hanged himself yesterday in Lagos after several failed attempts in the last few months. Everything was going on well with the 60 year old factory worker until he was reportedly knocked down by stroke a few months back. According to sources, the man in a bid to regain his health had tried orthodox and unorthodox medicines but failed.
Fatai Adebola who until his death lived at 2 D.J. Close, Agbede Owutu, Ikorodu, a suburb of Lagos, had been caught on several occasions trying to commit suicide but his wife, Mrs. Olubunmi Adebola and other family members had always pleaded with him to desist from the act. He was said to have complained that it was better to be dead than to be half alive and that he could no longer endure the paralysis caused by the stroke that had defied medical solution.
He eventually hanged himself from the ceiling of his room when his wife and all other neighbours were away. Police sources confirmed that he used a new rope to hang himself after locking the door. Deputy Police Public Relations Officer Mr. Onyeisi Nwaolai who confirmed the incident maintained that suicide is a criminal offence and that the case had been transferred to the state CID for investigation pending the outcome of autopsy on the deceased.