Unable to cope with the pressures of life, a young man residing in the Ibafo area of Ogun State, decided to end it all when he hung himself in an uncompleted building on Sefu Elelede Street in the area.
The body of the man hanging on a rope, was discovered by an electrician in the are identified as John who had gone to inspect the house where he was supposed to carry out electrical works.
The artisan raised an alarm which drew residents of the area to see his find and they were shocked to find the corpse which was in the living room section of the uncompleted structure with the body already bloated.
It was the owner of the house, a woman, who reported the matter at the Ibafo Police Division and policemen from the division, accompanied by a medical practitioner, visited the building to remove the corpse.
The doctor, after some tests, confirmed that the man must have committed suicide in the building for about five days before the body discovery.
The landlady of the building, said she had sent the electrician to inspect the structure for necessary electrification work, adding that the worker rushed back to inform her about the gory sight.
“On Wednesday, (April 29), I called John to inspect my structure and give me the estimate on electrification work of the house. I gave him the key to the compound. The building is fenced and it is a storey building.
To my surprise, he ran back after some minutes, gasping for breath. He told me that a young man had hanged himself inside the uncompleted house.
We both went there together and found the man. Then, I went to the police to make a report and they also visited the place. I have never seen such a horrible thing in my life.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the incident, adding that the police had yet to ascertain the identity of the young man.