An 82-year-old man has allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself with a rope on a ceiling fan inside his house located at No.45 Ayeyemi street in Ondo city, headquarters of Ondo west local government area of Ondo State.
The lifeless body of the octogenarian whose name was given as Mr Adegoke Oriola, was discovered by one of his daughters,Taye Adegoke, who was said to be living with him at the time of the incident.
LEADERSHIP gathered that his daughter discovered the dangling body of her late father very early in the morning when she could not hear from him in his room where he slept the previous night.
The immediate cause of the incident was not known as at the time of this report.
According to a source who did not want his name in print, nothing suspicious was found in the room where the late octogenarian hung himself.
The source said the 82-year-old man may have terminated his life as a result of a protracted illness that his daughter was suffering from which had taken a lot of money from him.
Confirming the incident, the divisional police officer (DPO) in charge of Enuowa division, Kunle Omisakin, described the incident as unfortunate,adding that investigation has begun on the matter.
The DPO informed further that the matter has been forwarded to appropriate quarters at the police command headquarters in Akure, the capital of Ondo State.