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GC Posted On: May 15, 2018

A middle-aged man simply identified as Ayokunle said to be one of the leaders of Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) in Ondo town had committed suicide through the consumption of a substance suspected to be poison.

Sources also said that the deceased, a father of four own a commercial vehicle and until his death a transport drivers plying Ondo/Akure road.

He was said to have obtained a short term loan not too long ago from a cooperative society operating but unable to pay back.

This development, sources close to the family said have generated argument and disagreements between the deceased and the operatives of the cooperative society.

A source close to the family of the deceased said he was last seen on Friday night, hale and healthy, before going to bed.

He was said to have swallowed the substance with a cup of water and was found dead in the morning. Although, no suicide note was left behind, the deceased according to sources may have committed suicide because of the debt.

When journalists visited the house of the deceased located at Oke-Ibukun in Ondo city few hours after the news of his death broke , members of his family were seen inside the house holding meetings on what next to do and how to bury him.

Residents of the area were also seen in groups discussing the development, while the wife of the deceased whose name was given as Kemi was noticed in a two storey building opposite the house with sympathizers who came to pay condolence.

One family member explained that the remains of the deceased would be buried as soon as the family concludes their meeting.

Contacted the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Yaba divisional police station, Mr. Kolawole Boluwaji, a Superintendent of Police ( SP), said information concerning the incident was yet to be reported at the station, but promised to investigate the matter.

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