54 year old woman commits suicide in Ibadan

A 54 year old woman, apparently exhausted with life, hung herself on a tree.

By Oladimeji Kayode

A 54 year old woman, Oluwabunmi Oluwafemi, in Ibadan, the Oyo State Capital, has committed suicide.

Over the weekend, the mother of four was declared missing by her family; however, her body was found hanging on a tree beside the popular Gada-Odo/Ona River on Monday.

Ms. Oluwafemi who used to reside in Bembo, Apata area of Ibadan, was said to have gone to spend the weekend with her first child, Opeyemi Oluwafemi, in Olugbode, Odo-Ona area of the town before the calamity.

PREMIUM TIMES gathered that on Friday night, Mr. Oluwafemi attended a church vigil. At the break of dawn, he returned home and found that his mother was missing.

“I return home from vigil and discovered her absence at home, hence, a report of her missing was made known to the police, but three days later after a search party, we discovered her corpse hanging on the tree here,” he said.

Mr. Oluwafemi and other members of his family immediately organized a search party and reported the missing case to the police.

But on Monday, the woman was found dead having hung herself on a tree.

No signs of being suicidal

The deceased’s son, Mr. Olufemi, who spoke with PREMIUM TIMES said his mother never showed any sign that she will kill herself.

Another relative, Caroline Ayodele, who wept profusely also expressed shock over the development, adding that there did not seem to be a reason for late Ms. Oluwafemi to have committed suicide.

At the scene of the suicide, efforts were being made by some plain clothes policemen to bring down the corpse.

Also many residents were seen trooping to the scene in order to catch a glimpse of the corpse


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  • This is uncalled for. Why are you displaying a picture of her dead body on your website? Don’t you have feelings for her family members? If she was your mother, sister, daughter, relation, would you love to see her picture displayed?

  • SAM

    This is very wrong. Why put up this picture on the internet. Backyard journalism!! Shame on you Premium Times.

  • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

    quite distressing


    This could me a murder being paraded as a scucide

    • I share your thought. most suicide cases in Nigeria is via hanging,which is a bit strange,because hanging requires some elaborate preparations. I have been under the impression for along time that most of this suicides is murder because even in countries where suicide is rife you hardly hear of hanging. Ingestion of poison or drowning will make a lot of sense in Nigeria.

  • item7original

    it is a pity…but which picture are they referring to?