Man commits suicide by jumping from 5th floor at UCH Ibadan

A man has committed suicide by plunging from the 5th floor of the Administrative Building of the University College Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan.

Eyewitnesses said all they saw was the man landing with a thud on the concrete floor outside the Mortuary Department of the hospital. It was later discovered that he jumped from the 5th floor of the building.

The Public Relations Officer of the hospital, Mr Deji Bobade, said a doctor detailed to check on the yet-to-be-identified man, certified him dead. He said police were invited and that the remains of the man believed to be in his early 50s have been deposited at the hospital morgue.

The circumstances surrounding his decision to end his own life are yet to be established. The police are yet to comment.

Hospital workers are currently on strike.


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