A 72-year-old man simply identified as Kareem Aderemi has reportedly died by committing suicide as residents of Ede community in Osun State were thrown into mourning yesterday.
The deceased who was said to have been battling Parkinson’s disease and partial blindness, reportedly shot himself dead with a gun at his residence.
Mrs Kehinde Adeleke, the state PPRO of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) who confirmed the incident to newsmen said the deceased was said to have been living alone without adequate care.
According to her, “On July 10, 2023, around 12.50pm, at Alapo’s compound, Ede, Ede North LGA, one Kareem Aderemi, 72, of 45, allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself on the lower jaw with a local barrel. Preliminary investigation revealed that late Aderemi had been battling with Parkinson’s disease and partial eye problems without adequate care.
We learnt he had been living alone for some
months before he allegedly committed suicide.
It is pertinent to state that late Aderemi had a licensed barrel, and he had always been with his barrel since he partially lost his sight. But no one knew he had a cartridge with which he used to kill himself.”
Adeleke stated that the police had retrieved and taken custody of the gun used to commit the act, as the corpse was being prepared for burial.