Suicide: Man jumps off 5th floor in UCH


There was confusion Wednesday morning when a middle-aged man whose name and age have not been revealed committed suicide inside the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan after he jumped down from the 5th floor of one of the hospital buildings.

According to reports the man was alleged to have sneaked to the floor due to the ongoing nationwide strike embarked upon by hospitals staff before he jumped down from the 5th floor to commit suicide. The victim hit his head on the concrete floor and died on the spot.

Eyewitnesses told our correspondent that blood stain littered the ground before some staff of the hospital were ordered by the management to clean the scene.

The remains of the deceased is said to have been moved to the morgue of the hospital as at the time of filing this report.

Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the hospital, Mr. Deji Bobade while confirming the incident said that the corpse of the victim had being deposited in the morgue. He, however, informed that the management was yet to establish the contact of the deceased’s family. As there was no any identity on the victim. “The incident happened at about 9am. He jumped from the fifth floor, leaving only his leather slippers. The floor is where the museum is, He sneaked to the floor, because of the ongoing JOHESU strike. It is a case of suicide, and we have invited the police. I am not aware if he left any note, but the corpse is in our mortuary”, he said.


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