He was alleged to have shot himself in the head with his service pistol inside his private residence in Upper Sokponba area of Benin City, on Wednesday. In order to execute his suicide bid unhindered, Osakue allegedly sent a woman and a little boy living with him on an errand and killed himself before they returned.
He was said to have suffered partial stroke few years ago and was gradually recovering when he allegedly took his life. It was learnt that the paralysis arising from the stroke affected Osakue’s social and emotional being which may have caused depression and the resultant suicide. He did not however leave suicide-note behind.