A 50-year-old man man, Moruf Ayoola has been found hanging in a toilet in his mother’s house at Idi Ose area of Ibadan, Oyo State.
Crime Features gathered that the man, a vulcaniser, woke up on Sunday July 22 in his residence at Moniya area and left for Idi Ose where his 90-year-old mother lived to greet her as was his custom.
When he got to the mother’s house, the old woman was reported to have noticed a rope in his hand and when she made enquiry on what he wanted to use the rope for, Mr Ayoola was said to have replied that he wanted to repair a faulty electric wire at the back of the house.
It was further gathered that Ayoola’s mother became apprehensive when she did not see him return in time, which made her decide to check on him herself. Followed by a young boy living with the woman, she searched and did not find her son until his dangling body was discovered in the toilet by the young boy.
The old woman was reported to have raised an alarm while neighbours rushed in, only to behold the dangling, lifeless body of Ayoola. His apprentice was said to have been called and he, in turn, called Ayoola’s son, Kazeem.
Police sources told Crime Features that the deceased did not leave any suicide note behind, neither could anyone pinpoint the reason behind the suicide act. However, some people have linked the death of a 38-year-old woman, Folake Adenuga, to Ayoola’s suicide.
Crime Features learnt that the woman allegedly committed abortion in an undisclosed hospital in Ibadan, and when she developed complications, she was rushed to a private hospital at Oke-Alepata in Ogbomoso on Tuesday July 17. Two men, one of whose name was given as Baba Suwe, were said to have taken her to the hospital.
Unfortunately, the woman died on Sunday July 22, the very day Ayoola committed suicide in Ibadan around 11a.m. What made people to link the two stories was the fact that Ayoola was popularly known as Baba Suwe and also, the deceased woman’s children were said to be aware of the relationship between their mother and the so-called Baba Suwe.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo State, DSP Olabisi Ilobanafor confirmed the two stories but said that the Command was unaware whether the two cases had any link. She added that the corpse of the man was released to his family who said they needed to perform certain rituals and also bury him immediately.