Man, 40, commits suicide after losing wife

One Mr Anthony Bankole, who lost his wife barely 48 hours ago at the University Teaching Hospital (UTC), Ibadan, he reportedly committed suicide.

40-year-old Bankole was said to have hung himself at an uncompleted building site at Olodo area, Kumapayi, Ibadan, Oyo State, after leaving his rented apartment at Abayomi area of Iwo Road around 5.49 a.m.

A family source said the deceased told him he was going to use the Automated Teller Machine, ATM, when he was leaving in the morning, but later sent a text message to disclose his intention to commit suicide.

The source said Mr. Bankole, whose wife died last Saturday, gave no sign he wanted to take his life.

“I even gave him money for his transport fare and told him not to stay out long.

“He lost his wife on Saturday and she is still in the mortuary; so I thought he needed money to pay or arrange for her burial,” he said.

Mrs. Bankole, who operated a business centre at the University College Hospital, UCH, had died shortly have a fight with her husband.

Mr. Bankole’s corpse has been deposited at Adeoyo Hospital, Yemetu, Ibadan, mortuary.

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