Man commits suicide two days after his wife died

by Oge Okonkwo

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A 40-year old man, Anthony Bankole, was said to have committed suicide in Ibadan at his  building site at Olodo area of  Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

According to reports, a family source said that  Bankole left his rented apartment at Abayomi  area of the metropolis at about 5.49 a.m claiming he was going to use the Automated Teller Machine (ATM).

However, shortly after Bankole left, a text message was sent to the family source to inform him of his intention to kill himself.

Leadership Newspaper reports:

“I never had an idea that he was going to kill himself because his wife had  just died on Saturday.

“I even gave him money for his transport fare and told him not to stay out long.

“He lost his wife on Saturday and she is still in the mortuary; so I thought he needed money to  arrange for her burial,” he said.

NAN reports that Bankole’s wife, Kemi, who operated a business centre at the University College Hospital (UCH), died on Saturday.

A neighbour also told NAN that the couple had a fight which led to the death of the woman.

The neighbour  said the wife was rushed to  UCH while convulsing, but died immediately she arrived at the hospital.

“We heard him shouting for help around 2 a.m. on Saturday and with the help of another neighbour, she was rushed to the hospital.

“ Meanwhile,  she was already foaming from the mouth,” he said.

The Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Mr Diran Fijabi, confirmed the incident to NAN, saying it was a suicide case.

The corpse had  been deposited at the mortuary of Adeoyo Hospital, Yemetu, Ibadan. 

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