A 72-year-old man, Titus Agunbiade, has reportedly hanged himself in his late father’s house at Kajola on Barracks Road in Ondo town, Ondo State.
The deceased was said to have climbed the two-storey building with a ladder and hanged himself with a rope.
Agunbiade’s decomposed body was reportedly discovered on the sixth day he was declared missing by a ‘’relation’’.
The late septuagenarian was popularly called “Chief”.
It was learnt that his family searched for his whereabouts until his body was discovered.
The immediate cause of the incident could not be established last night.
Residents described the deceased as a prominent community leader and public affairs analyst.
On the scene of the incident was a pair of sandals and a towel belonging to the late septuagenarian.
Residents were discussing the development in hushed tones, while his relatives wailed uncontrollably.
Police officers from Yaba Division were accompanied by his family to release the body to traditionalists for burial.
A family source said the man might have taken his life due to protracted illness.