BY OLA AJAYI
IBADAN — Probably for fear of being held responsible for the death of his wife, a 40‑year-old man, Anthony Bankole, who was an ex‑staff of a commercial bank, yesterday, hanged himself in his uncompleted building at Olodo area, Kumapayi, Ibadan.
Vanguard gathered that the man had fought his wife, Kemi, who died later in the hospital last Saturday before he chose to take his life.
According to a source, the man, who resided at Abayomi Road had deceived a neighbour that he was going to withdraw some money from the bank through his Automated Teller Machine, ATM, when he decided to hang himself.
The source said it was too late for anybody to prevent him from dying as the deceased sent a text message that he was going to kill himself after he left the house.
The source said: “I did not have any premonition of his death because his wife died on Saturday. When he told me he was going out, I even gave him some money as transport fare and told him not to stay out long.
“The deceased lost his wife last Saturday and arrangements were being made for the burial as her remains were still in the mortuary.”
It was gathered that Mrs. Bankole had a business centre at the University College Hospital, UCH.
The source said the wife did not die on the spot as she was rushed to the UCH but died some minutes after and the remains taken to Yemetu mortuary.
According to the neighbour, “we heard him shouting for help around 2 am on Saturday and with the help of another neighbour, she was rushed to the hospital. By that time she was already foaming in the mouth.”