Tragedy struck in Akure, the Ondo state capital, as
a 45-year-old man, Abayomi Olarenwaju allegedly
hanged himself on a tree with a vehicle fan- belt
after detecting he was HIV positive.
It was gathered that the decease who hailed from
Akure town was found early morning on a tree by
some passersby, who later raised the alarm that
attracted other residents. Findings revealed that
his wife and three children abandoned him after
they learnt about his health status.
It has been gathered that Olanrewaju had earlier
been tested Positive to HIV. When contacted, the
State Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), Mr.
Wole Ogodo confirmed the incident, saying that
the remains of the decease had been released to
Ogodo said that the incident occurred behind New
Stadium, along Ilesha-Owo Expressway, Akure on
7th April, 2014, upon an information received from
the people living around the area before Police
swung into action. According to him, in order to
avoid health hazard, Akure South Local
Government was initially contacted to remove the
body from the tree for burial so as to prevent the
widespread of disease. He said the Ministry of
Health later intervened in the matter.