A 41-year-old woman, Mrs Shakirat Rasheed, committed suicide inside her home in Adeosun area of Apete a surbub of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on Friday.
Mrs Shakirat Rasheed was said to have reportedly hanged herself after her friend whom she stood for as guarantor failed to repay a loan taken from a microfinance bank.
Her friend allegedly took the loan from a micro finance bank popularly known as LAPO.
It was gathered that Mrs Shakirat Rasheed reportedly stood as a guarantor for her friend who obtained a loan from LAPO office at Awotan area, but the friend was said to have been at large, forcing the guarantor to be paying the loan in bits.
Sources added that the loan “caused Mrs Mrs Shakirat Rasheed’s depression and she seemed unable to bear the problem any longer, especially when officials of the micro-finance bank reportedly called her on Friday to see them in their office.”
The Divisional Police Officer in charge of Apete police station led detectives to the scene of the incident.
It was further gathered that the family said that there would be need to perform some rituals before the body could be detached from the rope hanging on it from the ceiling.
Confirming the incident, the state commissioner of police, Shina Olukolu, said the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Apete police station led detectives to the scene of the incident. He added that investigations into the incident has commenced.