67-yr-old Church Guard Kills Self Inside Church Compound

A 67-year-old church guard identified as Matthew Isidahume, on Monday,  reportedly committed suicide with his lifeless body found dangling  within the premises of Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Gbagura, Ago- Oka, in Abeokuta  North Local Government of  Ogun State. investigation revealed that the corpse of the man was discovered by church members who converged for the morning prayers.  They were surprised to find the dangling corpse of the deceased where he had hung himself discovered the corpse of the deceased where he allegedly hung himself. The deceased was one of the church’s night guard. learnt that the man was on duty the previous night hence when the morning worshippers came they were surprised to still find the gates locked. They however waited for about 30 minutes thinking that the late night guard was busy somewhere in the compound.

However, the gates remain locked and the man could not be found, a small boy was pushed across the fence. It was the small who discovered the corpse and raised alarm.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi,  who confirmed the incident, said three guards were supposed to be on duty when the incident happened.

According to him: “The deceased left a suicide note which is currently assisting us in our investigation, but the command will do a thorough job toward getting to the bottom of the matter.”

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