By Dayo Johnson-Akure
DETECTIVES in Ondo state are working round the clock to unravel the mystery behind a 72 year old grand father Titus Agunbiade who allegedly committed suicide by hanging.
Vanguard gathered that the ugly incident occurred in Ondo town, headquarters of Ondo West Local Government area of the State.
His decomposing corpse was reportedly discovered in a two storey building said to be their family house six days after he committed suicide by a cousin living with him.
The septuagenarian was alleged to have committed suicide by hanging himself with a rope on a wooden pillar in their family house located at Kajola street along Barrack road, in Ondo town.
Report had it that the deceased climbed the two storey building with a ladder before hanging himself with a long rope in one of the rooms inside the house.
The cousin, according to police source raised alarm after he discovered the danggling corpse of the deceased
Vanguard gathered that the deceased family had raised alarm over his whereabouts before his corpse was discovered.
However, tongues are wagging over the alleged suicide of the deceased said to a popular community leader and a notable political analyst in the area.
Eyewitness account said that his pair of sandals, a bathroom slippers and his towel were found in the room where he committed suicide
Residents of the area were seen in groups discussing the development in a harsh tone.
Police officers from the Yaba divisional police station in the town in the company of his family members and traditionalists later removed the decomposed body.
A source alleged that the deceased may have committed suicide following a protracted illness that had caused him to expend all his savings without any cure.
Vanguard learnt that the deceased did not leave any suicide note in the room where he hung himself.
Police image maker Femi Joseph said the investigation was still on to unravel the mystery behind the death of the old man. End