In a rather but sad news for the Lagos state government, a Lagos state top official has unexpectedly taken his life.
Oludare Buraimoh, a Director in Lagos State Ministry of Youths, has committed suicide by hanging in his room.
Buraimoh, who lives at Unity Estate, Phase II, Gbonagun, Abeokuta, Ogun State, took his life at about 4pm on Monday after attending to his son Dotun, who was sick.
Narrating the incident, Buraimoh’s son Dotun told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), that his father went inside the to kill himself after giving him a malaria medicine.
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 from the ceiling with a traditional Aso Oke tied to his neck and a stool with which he committed the suicide.
“I then alerted the neighbors, who in turn, told me to alert the police, which I did.”
The wife of the deceased has expressed shock at his her husband’s death as she finds it beyond her very own comprehension.
She 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 Obantoko Police Station, where the incident was reported, confirmed the suicide.
Rasheed Olaleye, the Deputy Superintendent of Police of the station, confirmed the incident but declined to give further comments, saying 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.