Ogun Landlord Kills Self, Blames Son In Suicide Note
On Wednesday, the remains of Adewale Majekolagbe, the street founder at Majekolagbe Street, Ibafo, Ogun State were found dangling from a rope in his house.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the 59-year-old had disappeared from the community on Tuesday and had also stopped taking his telephone calls.
Concerned residents and members of the community development association were said to have forced the door to his house open and found his body dangling from the rope.
It was learnt that the Abeokuta, Ogun State indigene, wrote a note before his death, which was handed over to the police from the Ibafo division.
A resident, who sighted the note and spoke on condition of anonymity, said the deceased blamed his son for his suicide.
According to him, the note read, ‘(Son’s name withheld), you are the one that put me into this problem, which made me to take my life. 3.35pm.’
PUNCH’S correspondent, however, heard one of the landlords saying that the deceased had approached him for a loan of N50,000 on Monday.
The landlord, who regretted that he could not assist the victim, said he (Majekolagbe) had told him that his son was behind his travail.
He said, “Despite the heavy rain on Monday, Baba (Majekolagbe) came to my house. He was at my place for more than two hours. He initially asked if I had a loaf of bread that he could eat, which I told him I did not have. I told him that I had pap. We prepared and took it together.
“He then begged me give him a loan of N50,000. I told him that I had just transferred money from my account and there was nothing left. He said his son was at it again and the boy had put himself into another trouble. He sounded really distressed.”
The landlord said he heard that the deceased’s son owed some people over N1m, adding that the debt was put on Majekolagbe.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the deceased’s wife died about two years ago.
The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident, adding that the police had a copy of the suicide note.
He said, “The man said his son got him annoyed and he decided to kill himself. He did not say in particular what his son did. He just said he could no longer withstand his son’s behaviour.”