Father of five commits suicide in Ekiti


A 60-year-old man, Daniel Sakpe, has hanged himself in the Omobayi area of Itapaji in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State.

Daily Sun learnt that Sakpe, a father of five, left his wife at about 12:00 midnight, on Sunday, with an excuse that he wanted to go to the toilet to ease himself.

The wife, who became worried after waiting for him for a while, called out severally, but didn’t get an answer. She then raised the alarm and woke up one of their children, identified as Rebecca, who went looking for her daddy.

Rebecca, it was further gathered, found her father’s body hanging on a rope inside the house after flashing the touch light towards the ceiling.

Neighbours, who expressed shock at the tragic development, said the deceased was not moody or gave any premonition that he would commit suicide as, “he had been part of those who conducted the church service in high spirit on Sunday.”

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When called to confirm the development, Ekiti State Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), Caleb Nwachukwu, said he was yet to be briefed and promised to get back once he confirmed.

Meanwhile, a police source told Daily Sun that officials from the Ikole police station have recovered his body and begun investigation into the development.

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