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Okada rider hangs self over debt

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A commercial motorcyclist in the Gangansi area of Ibadan , Oyo State has committed suicide , leaving behind a suicide note in his room that stated the reason for his action .
It was learnt that the corpse of the late commercial motorcycle rider , identified simply as Abass , was found dangling in the room around 7 . 30 pm by a neighbour who raised the alarm .

One of the neighbours, who spoke on condition of anonymity , said Abass was in his early 50 s , adding that his wife did not live with him .

He said , “ The house belongs to his elder brother . He has children but his wife has left him . Someone saw his body dangling from the ceiling in the room and shouted . He was dead by that time . We saw a suicide note he left behind. He said he killed himself because of huge debts he owed people . ”

The Public Relations Officer for the Oyo State Police Command, Adekunle Ajisebutu , said he would call back for his response but had yet to do so as of the time of filing this report .

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