A businessman simply identified as D1 has committed suicide over debt in Ogun State.
The incident happened in the Idi Orogbo area of Araromi in Sango-Ota on Tuesday, January 30, 2024.
Sources close to the deceased man told the Nigerian Tribune that D1’s body was discovered hanging from a bedsheet in one of his two shops where he had been sleeping.
The source said the decision by D1 to end his life might not be unconnected with a debt he incurred.
It was further gathered that the deceased man was about to lose his house as a result of the debt when he decided to cut his life short.
“D1 was discovered hanging to the ceiling by his wife ,who came to check on him,” the source said.
“For sometime now, he has been having serious financial challenges. He has two shops where he was selling video CDs
“The first one is a shop, while the second one was a room in Orogbo in which was converted to a shop by him and where he has been sleeping for some time now
Another resident, Akeem told the publication that; “Nobody knew that he had killed himself. It was his wife, who had been trying to call him and could not get him to come to check on him,”
“He used his bedsheet to hang himself to one of the planks that were used in the roofing of the house. He broke the ceiling to hang himself.”
The resident said that the matter had been reported at Sango Ota divisional police station.