Man, 45, found hang­ing af­ter HIV test

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Bola Ojuola, Akure

The body of a 45 year-old man, Abay­omi Olan­re­waju, was found hang­ing from a tree in Araromi area of Akure, Ondo State, Tues­day with a note in his pocket con­tain­ing the ad­dress of his sis­ter and a med­i­cal re­port which re­vealed that he was HIV­pos­i­tive.

A se­cu­rity guard at­tached to a con­struc­tion com­pany, Isaac Okon, who first saw the body, said his boss had called him to say that a man was loi­ter­ing around the bush sur­round­ing the com­pany, and while search­ing he ran into the man dan­gling from a tree. He then raised an alarm which at­tracted people to the scene. It was be­lieved that a ve­hi­cle fan belt and a mo­tor­cy­cle chain were used in the hang­ing. A woman who iden­ti­fied her­self as his younger sis­ter, Mrs. Thomp­son, said the man had health prob­lems and was con­firmed HIV-pos­i­tive.

“The is­sue was that my brother was con­firmed HIV­pos­i­tive and im­me­di­ately af­ter he was told by doc­tors he started iso­lat­ing him­self from the pub­lic. When his wife and three chil­dren got to know his sta­tus they im­me­di­ately packed from the house and fled. To­day we learnt that he had gone to com­mit sui­cide”, she said.

Ondo State po­lice spokesman, Wole Ogodo, yes­ter­day said the in­ci­dent was re­ported at the Ijapo Po­lice Sta­tion in Akure. Ac­cord­ing to him, the corpse was re­moved to the Gen­eral Hospi­tal mor­tu­ary for au­topsy.

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