A man identified as Patrick Essien committed suicide, yesterday, in Benin after he was sacked from the transport company where he worked, reports have said.
The body of the father of three was found hanging down the roof of the toilet at his residence at Imasabemwen Street, off Siluko Road.
Some co-tenants, who spoke to journalists, said the deceased had complained earlier that he had been sacked, although they could not volunteer the name of the company.
According to them, a co-tenant, who went to the toilet to ease himself, peeped in after knocking several times without getting any response. That was when he saw a body dangling from the roof.
They said the late driver had been living at the residence for the past 14 years without any wife or children but that he told them he had a wife and three kids somewhere.
“We saw him this morning. He said he was sacked and we later found him dead in the toilet,” the co-tenants said, adding that police later took his corpse away.