Thursday, 7 November 2013

75-yr-old man commits suicide over seizure of buses


RESIDENTS of Oke-Ayepe, Onward Estate in Osogbo Local Government Area of Osun State were, yesterday, thrown into mourning when a 75-year-old grandfather, Pa Adisa Hassan, allegedly committed suicide in the storeroom of his house. 
The deceased popularly known as Baba Tawa, who operated three buses for his inter-city transport business was said to have hanged himself  around 5.00a.m. after officers of the Vehicle Inspection Officials (VIO) seized two of his three buses.  Eye-witness accounts revealed that Pa Hassan woke up alongside his family members around 5.00a.m. to observe their usual morning prayer (Subri) but changed his mind on his way to the mosque situated opposite his house and went into his store room and took his life.  When journalists visited the scene of the incident,  yesterday, family members and residents of the area were seen wailing even as some of his associates were discussing the mystery surrounding the tragedy.  Also, a team of officers from the Disaster and Emergency Management Unit of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) was drafted to the scene to maintain order.  Confirming the incident, the Public Relations Officer of NSCDC, Mr. Ayo Olowe, revealed that a resident of the area had hinted officers at the command, which is a stone-throw from the residence of Pa Hassan before a team of officers was drafted to the area.  At press time, Hassan’s corpse was still dangling from the noose as no one was allowed to enter into the room
RESIDENTS of Oke-Ayepe, Onward Estate in Osogbo Local Government Area of Osun State were, yesterday, thrown into mourning when a 75-year-old grandfather, Pa Adisa Hassan, allegedly committed suicide in the storeroom of his house.
The deceased popularly known as Baba Tawa, who operated three buses for his inter-city transport business was said to have hanged himself  around 5.00a.m. after officers of the Vehicle Inspection Officials (VIO) seized two of his three buses.
Eye-witness accounts revealed that Pa Hassan woke up alongside his family members around 5.00a.m. to observe their usual morning prayer (Subri) but changed his mind on his way to the mosque situated opposite his house and went into his store room and took his life.
When journalists visited the scene of the incident,  yesterday, family members and residents of the area were seen wailing even as some of his associates were discussing the mystery surrounding the tragedy.
Also, a team of officers from the Disaster and Emergency Management Unit of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) was drafted to the scene to maintain order.
Confirming the incident, the Public Relations Officer of NSCDC, Mr. Ayo Olowe, revealed that a resident of the area had hinted officers at the command, which is a stone-throw from the residence of Pa Hassan before a team of officers was drafted to the area.
At press time, Hassan’s corpse was still dangling from the noose as no one was allowed to enter into the room
- See more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2013/11/75-yr-old-man-commits-suicide-seizure-buses/#sthash.ofuP0H7Y.dpuf

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