A 52-year-old divorced guard identified as Sesan Osinsanya, has been found dangling from a rope in the ceiling of his apartment at Celestial Church of Christ, Parish 1, Makoko, Yaba, an incident that sparked pandemonium in the area.
The divorced guard whose wife dumped after they lost their only son 11 years ago at the age of four, had remained unmarried since. The deceased who was working for the church as a driver, but was later relieved of the job after some years and redeployed to the security post, reportedly earned N15,000 salary out of which he gave his aged mother N5,000 every month.
Confirming the death of Sesan who is a native of Ijebu-Mushin, Ogun State, a relative, Jubril Sodeinde, told Punch’s correspondent that he was shocked when he received a call from the church on Tuesday morning that Sesan was found dead in his apartment. According to him, the deceased was always friendly and cheerful, adding that Sesan’s mother had yet to be informed about the incident.
“We saw each other a week ago and he invited me to the church programme. He was a very nice person to be with. He would always make you lively whenever you come across him. I could not believe he could kill himself.
“He was a security guard in the church. He received a salary of N15,000. There was an agreement with the church that at the end of the month, his mother would collect N5,000. The mother is 84-year-old. We don’t know how to break the sad news to her yet.
“She would probably know at the end of the month when she goes to collect the money for the month of August. His only child died 11 years ago and his wife left him. He had been living alone since then” he said.
Lagos State Police PRO, CSP Chike Oti, who also confirmed the death of the divorced guard said policemen from the Adekunle division removed the corpse and deposited in Mainland General Hospital morgue, Yaba, for autopsy.
“On Tuesday, August 7, around 1pm, the police received a distressed call that a 52-year-old security guard at Celestial Church of Christ, Makoko Parish 1, Yaba, allegedly hanged himself to death with a rope tied to the ceiling fan anchor in his room on the church premises.
“The scene was visited and photographed by detectives. The corpse was evacuated and deposited in the morgue for autopsy. Investigation is ongoing” he said.