A 44 year old Manager of a new generation bank in Arepo, Ogun state, Mr. Habeeb Olatunde has committed suicide by hanging himself after taken excuse from office on account of being stressed up.
Olatunde, who was declared missing on June 18, was said to have taken his own life while he was on casual leave.
A statement from Ogun state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Olumuyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the death of the Bank chief, saying that his decomposing body was found dangling in an uncompleted building at Arepo, along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Saturday.
The statement read in part: “The police detectives attached to Ibafo Divisional Headquarters led by the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Salawu Jimoh, have discovered the body of one Mr Habeeb Olatunde, m, 44, native of Kwara State, the manager of a commercial bank,who was declared missing since June 18, 2014, in an uncompleted building at Arepo, near Ibafo, at about 1500hrs on Saturday July 5.
“The decomposing body was found hanged in the building when the police detectives arrived at the scene. Preliminary investigation revealed that the top bank official committed suicide by hanging.”
The Police said that his corpse had been released to his family for burial according to Islamic rite “as no mark of violence was found on the body and no foul play suspected.”
The state Commissioner of Police, Ikemefuna Okoye was reported as commending members of the community for their support and cooperation towards achieving adequate security of lives and property in Arepo and Ogun State in general.
“The commissioner also commiserated with the family of the deceased, members of his community and his colleagues in the office for the loss, praying that God would give them the fortitude to bear the loss,” the statement said. [myad]