Saturday 14 January 2023

50-Year Old Man Commits Suicide in Ondo..,..Sets father’s house ablaze

A 50-year-old man identified as Ojo Ogundeji has died after setting himself ablaze in Oloruntedo area, Ondo West Local Government, Ondo State.

Ogundeji locked himself inside a room, lit the fire and razed down his father's house.

The deceased reportedly told his rescuers before he died, that he set himself ablaze because he was being mocked about his living condition.

He killed himself after returning from Lagos State to celebrate Christmas and New Year holidays with his family.

A witness, Mrs. Sabaina Ogundeji, said; "In the morning, Ojo set fire under the staircase of the house and said nobody should put it out. But with the help of people on the street, it was extinguished.

" In the evening, everybody was outside playing, so, Ojo went in and brought out his clothes and set them on fire. He later went inside and locked himself up in the room and set it on fire. It was his voice we heard when he was shouting. Neighbours rushed there to force the door open and brought him out but he later died in the hospital. "

Another witness said; " When we rescued Ojo, he was not yet died. He said he set the house on fire because some people were making jest of him because of his problem. "

“His remains have been deposited at the morgue in the state hospital, Ondo.”


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