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Generator repairer commits suicide in Lagos



The residents of Morounfolu Street in the Ogba area of Lagos State have expressed shock over the death of a generator repairer, Olatunji Opadiran , who committed suicide after hanging out with friends .
PUNCH Metro learnt that Opadiran on Monday committed suicide by hanging himself with a rope tied to the hook of a ceiling fan in his apartment .

It was gathered that Opadiran had earlier gone out with his friends before coming back to his room around 6 pm to carry out the act .

One of the residents, who spoke on condition of anonymity , told PUNCH Metro that Opadiran never showed any sign that he was going to commit suicide .

He noted that his ( Opadiran ) friends thought he wanted to go and sleep at home .

He said , “ He had earlier gone out with three of his friends and while coming back , he saw one of his friends and stayed with him for a while but all of a sudden , he said that he was hungry and his friend got him food to eat .

“ After eating , he left for his house but the friend later went to look for him there , thinking he went to sleep like he used to do when he is tired .

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“ After knocking and calling out his name without any response, the door to his room was broken and he was found dead dangling from a rope . ”

The source noted that Opadiran ’ s death was still a surprise to the residents of the street .

He added that the deceased ’ s father , who had earlier gone out , was not allowed to see the corpse when he came back .

“ We heard that some atonement rites will be performed before he can be buried , ” he said .

The state Police Public Relations Officer , CSP Chike Oti , confirmed the incident and said the body had been deposited in the morgue of the Ifako General Hospital .

He said , “ We received the information around 6 pm through a phone call that one Olatunji Opadiran commited suicide by hanging himself and the detectives swung into action . ”