By OLA AJAYI
IBADAN— A 35‑year old commercial motorcyclist, Ismaila Isa, yesterday committed suicide by jumping into a pool at Onipepeye area of Ibadan.
The incident which took many people by surprise attracted hundreds of sympathisers who continued to wonder why the man decided to choose death as an option.
The owner of the motorcycle said the deceased was not owing him, that he always gave him the agreed amount at the end of each day’s work.
According to an eyewitness, before his death, the Okada rider used to ply Adegbayi/Alakia/Gate axis.
The source said the deceased came from Adegbayi/Alakia end of the road, parked his bike and then jumped into the deep pool.
Before help could come his way, he had drowned.
It was gathered that other Okada riders and residents of the area were helpless as no one could save the drowning man.
The Oyo State Director of Fire Services, Oyekunle Kareem confirmed the incident, saying the man’s corpse had been handed over to the Police.
Contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, SP Olabisi Okuwobi‑Ilobanafor said the command was yet to be informed.