Sunday, 12 August 2018

52-Year-Old Nigerian Man Commits Suicide inside Church Premises

An octogenarian identified only as Mrs. Osinsanya may not know her is dead until the end of August.

The deceased, 52-year-old Sesan Osinsanya, threw Makoko community, a suburb of Lagos, in confusion when his body was found dangling from a rope in the ceiling of his apartment at Celestial Church of Christ, Parish 1, Makoko, Yaba.

Sesan was a security guard at the church, where he also lived.

Saturday PUNCH learns that the man lost his only 11 years ago at the age of four and his wife divorced him afterwards. He had remained unmarried since.

It was gathered that it started working for the church as a driver, but was later relieved of the job after some years and redeployed to the security post.

He reportedly earned N15,000 salary out of which he gave his aged mother N5,000 every month.

A relative of the deceased, Jubril Sodeinde, explained that he was shocked when he received a call from the church on Tuesday morning that was found dead in his apartment.

He said in spite of the tough times of the Ijebu-Mushin, Ogun State, had gone through, he was friendly and cheerful, adding that his had been informed about the incident.

He said, "We would have loved each other a week ago, and we would have had a very good time with him. .

"He was a security guard in the church, He was a salary of N15,000." The mother is 84-year-old. We do not know how to break the news.

"She would have probably known the end of the month when she was going to collect money for the month of August.

An official of the church, who said it was not allowed to speak to the press, said he could not tell why Sesan committed suicide.

He said, "I was not able to speak to the press." He was a freeman; The case to the police and the necessary steps were taken in. I am just two years old in this church.

The spokesperson for the police in Lagos, CSP Chike Oti, said police of the Adekunle Division removed from the corpse and deposited in Mainland General Hospital morgue, Yaba, for autopsy.

He said, "On Tuesday, August 7, around 1pm, the police received a 52-year-old security guard at Celestial Church of Christ, Makoko Parish 1, Yaba, allegedly hanged himself to death with a rope tied to the ceiling fan anchor in his room on the church premises.

"The scene has been visited and photographed by the detectives and is investigating is ongoing."

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