A middle-aged man simply identified as Sola has died after jumping off a mast belonging to a bank in Ibadan, Oyo state.
The tragedy occurred on Saturday morning after the man gained access into the bank premises, climbed to the top of the mast and screamed that he wanted to die before eventually falling off.
According to eye witnesses, Sola attempted to climb a fence near some shops in the area but was prevented by the traders.
The victim’s parents who later came to the scene said he had gone to church with his mother on Friday night and returned that morning. According to them, he seemed alright and gave no clues he was going to commit suicide.
Oyo state Police Public Relations Officer, Olugbenga Fadeyi said Sola fell on the roof of the bank and was rescued but was certified dead at the University Teaching Hospital as he bled through the mouth.
He added that his body has been moved to the morgue but the victim’s relatives have yet to claim it.