There was pandemonium in Ibadan, capital of Oyo state, as a young man simply identified as Sola committed suicide after he climbed and jumped down from the peak of a mast belonging to WEMA Bank at Sango area in Ibadan.
Confirming the sad incident, Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), Oyo State Command, Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi, said:
“The naked man came to the bank’s branch in Sango and entered the building through its small gate,” as he said “people who saw him thought he was a mad man
“It was after he gained entrance into the bank’s premises that he climbed the bank’s mast before the security personnel became aware of his action,” Fadeyi said.
In his reaction, the father of the victim who was accompanied by the mother described the incident as shocking and unbelievable.
The father refused to disclose his name but narrated that Sola had gone to church with his mother on Friday night and returned early on Saturday without any noticeable problem.
He said neither the victim’s mum nor himself knew when Sola left the house, only for them to be alerted by neighbours who saw him stripping himself on the road just before the incident.
Credit: Clips obtained from ChannelsTV and Inside Oyo