The residents of Okinin in the
Egbedore Local Government Area of
Osun State were thrown into confusion
on Monday following the discovery of
the body of a commercial motorcyclist,
identified as Gafar, dangling from the
ceiling of his apartment.

The lifeless body of the motorcycle
rider was said to have been discovered
by his son about 8 .40 pm.
He was said to have raised the alarm,
attracting the attention of neighbours
and passersby.

The wife of the deceased was said to
have travelled out of the town earlier
in the day and she had yet to return as
of the time the incident happened .

A resident of the area , who spoke on
condition of anonymity , said there
was confusion following the discovery
of the corpse , adding that the man left
behind a wife and two children.

He said , “ Recently , Gafar sold his
motorcycle which was his only source
of income. Since he took that decision,
he had been finding things very

“ One of the children of the deceased
told sympathisers that feeding had
been difficult for the family after his
father sold the motorcycle. The child
said he did not know if the motorcycle
was giving his father any problem ,
adding that nobpody in the family
knew why he sold the motorcycle. ”

Another resident of the area , Bolu
Adedeji, who spoke with Punch on Tuesday , said the death of the man came to his
neighbours as “ a huge shock . ”
He also said the son of the late
motorcyclist had stated that things had
been difficult for the family since the
nation’s economy nosedived .
Adedeji said , “ The boy told the
sympathisers that the family did not
eat on Sunday, the day before the man
decided to end it all.

Another resident , who also spoke on
condition of anonymity , told our
correspondent that some eleders of
the community repored the incident to
the policemen from the Dada Estate
Police Station .

He added that some law enforcement
officers from the stattion came to the
scene to remove the body.
He said the residents belived that the
body was taken to a mortuary in the
The Police Public Relations Officer in
Osun State , Mrs . Folashade Odoro ,
confirmed the incident when was
contacted on the telephone .
Odoro said , “ We have started
investigation into the case. ”