RESIDENTS of Oke-Ayepe, Onward Estate in Osogbo Local Government Area
of Osun State were, yesterday, thrown into mourning when a 75-year-old
grandfather, Pa Adisa Hassan, allegedly committed suicide in the
storeroom of his house.
The deceased popularly known as Baba Tawa, who operated three buses
for his inter-city transport business was said to have hanged himself
around 5.00a.m. after officers of the Vehicle Inspection Officials
(VIO) seized two of his three buses.
Eye-witness accounts revealed that Pa Hassan woke up alongside his
family members around 5.00a.m. to observe their usual morning prayer
(Subri) but changed his mind on his way to the mosque situated
opposite his house and went into his store room and took his life.
When journalists visited the scene of the incident, yesterday, family
members and residents of the area were seen wailing even as some of
his associates were discussing the mystery surrounding the tragedy.
Also, a team of officers from the Disaster and Emergency Management
Unit of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) was
drafted to the scene to maintain order.
Confirming the incident, the Public Relations Officer of NSCDC, Mr.
Ayo Olowe, revealed that a resident of the area had hinted officers at
the command, which is a stone-throw from the residence of Pa Hassan
before a team of officers was drafted to the area.
At press time, Hassan's corpse was still dangling from the noose as no
one was allowed to enter into the room.