There was confusion in Ibadan on Monday, June 16, when a 35-year-old commercial motorcyclist, Ismaila Isa committed suicide by jumping into a river at Onipepeye area of Oyo state.
The deceased who was reported to have taken a few trips in the early hours arrived the scene of the incident on a Bajaj with registration number OYO YRE 918 QB, parked it by the side of the river, removed his jacket, dropped his key and jumped into the river to the surprise of sympathisers.
Ismaila until his death was used to plying Adegbayi/Alakia/Gate axis. Meanwhile the ower of the motorcycle said he was shocked as to why he committed suicide as he said the deceased was not owing him, that he always gave him the agreed amount at the end of each day’s work.
Efforts by the state fire brigade and some of his colleagues to save him were futile as the deceased had drowned before help could come his way.
The Oyo State Director of Fire Services, Oyekunle Kareem confirmed the incident, saying the man’s corpse had been handed over to the Police.
Contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, SP Olabisi Okuwobi‑Ilobanafor said the command was yet to be informed.