A 75-year-old man, Pa Adisa Hassan, was yesterday believed to have committed suicide because of the seizure of his vehicle by Vehicle Inspection Officials (VIO) in Osogbo, Osun State.

Residents of Onward Estate at Oke-Ayepe in Osogbo Local Government Area of Osun State were yesterday mourning late Hassan who was popularly known as ‘Baba Tawa’.
Daily Trust correspondent gathered that Pa. Hassan who had been lamenting over the seizure of his vehicle that he was using for commercial purpose eventually hanged himself inside the storeroom of his house around 5am yesterday.
Some of his neighbours who spoke with our correspondent said Pa Hassan relied on the commercial vehicle as his means of livelihood and that he had been so depressed since the vehicle was seized by the VIO a few days ago. One of his neighbours said he thought Pa Hassan was going to the mosque when he saw him in the morning and expressed shock that could resort to suicide.
Family members and sympathizers wailed as residents and associates of Pa. Hassan discussed the incident when our reporter visited yesterday. Police Public Relation Officer for Osun State Police Command, DSP Folashade Odoro told Daily Trust that the commissioner of Police in Osun State, Mrs. Dorothy Gimba has ordered through and diligent investigation into the alleged suicide and assured that police would get to the root of the matter.

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