Kareem Aderemi, a 72-year-old resident of Ede, Osun State, has tragically taken his own life by shooting himself with a gun at his home in the Ede area of Osun State. The Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in the state, Kehinde Adeleke, confirmed this incident during an interview on Monday. Adeleke stated that the deceased, who had been suffering from various health issues, including partial blindness, committed the act at his residence in Alapo’s compound, Ede, on Monday.
She said, “On July 10, 2023, around 12.50pm, at Alapo’s compound, Ede, Ede North LGA, one Kareem Aderemi, 72, of 45, allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself on the lower jaw with a local barrel.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that late Aderemi had been battling with Parkinson’s disease and partial eye problems without adequate care. We learnt he had been living alone for some months before he allegedly committed suicide.
“It is pertinent to state that late Aderemi had a licensed barrel, and he had always been with his barrel since he partially lost his sight. But no one knew he had a cartridge with which he used to kill himself.”
Additionally, she mentioned that the police had recovered and assumed possession of the firearm utilized in the incident while the deceased’s body was being prepared for burial.