Father of five commits suicide over huge debt in Ekiti State

A father of five committed suicide at the Ekiti State Secretariat over huge debt. The sight of his body hanging led to confusion within the premises.

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The 49-year-old night guard, Abolarinwa Olaoye, was found hanging at the staircase behind the State Scholarship Board office.

He was said to have reported on Tuesday evening for an overnight duty but it remained unclear when the act was committed. Olaoye’s body was suspended with a clothing material tied to the railing of the staircase.

The Boxer MB 100 brand motorcycle with registration number ADK 210 WS, brought by the deceased to the office was parked within the building where the suicide took place. The development triggered panic at the Secretariat as fellow civil servants trooped out from their offices to catch a glimpse of the incident.

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According to Mrs Elizabeth Babalola, an in-law, Olaoye, came to her around 4.30 pm on Tuesday and lamented the acute financial problems he had been encountering of recent. She said:

“He came to me around 4.30pm on Tuesday and started lamenting that his house rent had due and that he could not pay due to irregular salary payment. He also complained about inability to meet other financial commitments to his wife’s family.

He told me he could go ahead and do some nasty . He told me clearly that he was tired of life. I tried to persuade him not to resort to anything nasty. I told him life is full of ups and downs and that he should just endure, but I never knew he would end this way”

The Executive Secretary of the Ekiti State Scholarship Board, Mr. Ayo Ajimati, confirmed that the deceased was a staff of the board before his demise.

89 Comments

  1. Committing suicide is not the solution, he only left his children to suffer, may his soul rest in perfect peace

  2. That is so bad of him he should have think of his family before doing such a horrible thing sorry for the family

  3. He is not serious… Who will now pay the dept and take care of the children? He better come and finish what he has start, no body leaves

  4. This is why the state, Federal and local government workers should be paid their salaries regularly so that they could cater for their family needs.

  5. Killing yourself Mr man will not solve any problem instead you put your family in everlasting pain, debt is something everyone owes and wish to clear it someday. Tell me now you killed yourself what will your wife and kids do?? I pray that God will give them the heart to bear your loss

  6. Suicide is never the answer no matter what the constituent . The person that made the debt will pay for the debt . No to suicide

  7. That doesn’t solve it,it even add to the problem..where there is life there is hope,he should have just settle the bills instead of dieing

  8. This is not the best way to end challenges in your life because as he willfully destroys God’s image, where will he end up? No pne kills himself and end up with God. Life still has much to offer. Now he left the debt for his children and wife. This is never a wise decision at all.

  9. This is not the best way to end challenges in your life because as he willfully destroys God’s image, where will he end up? No pne kills himself and end up with God. Life still has much to offer. Now he left the debt for his children and wife. This is never a wise

  10. This is very pathetic. Suicide is not the way out. May the family of the deceased be comforted.so painful,may their soul rest in peace.

  11. Why would he do that….. Committing suicide is not the solution, he only left his children to suffer, may his soul rest in perfect peace

  12. This is one dumb decision….so does killing himself take care of the debt???
    He has put his family in more jeopardy

  13. This is very sad…see what the government has turned its citizen into..But no matter what…pls let’s live and believe that the country will be better..

  14. God will sure punish him for what he did. he shouldn’t have committed suicide. What did hr now want the kids to do now…. Because he have really worsting the case

  15. Commiting suicide is never an option. So he has died and the problem is still their,his wife and children will be the one suffering now

  16. He is very stupid man. What was he thinking if he dies the children will be taken care of or what. He just make those children fatherless

  17. This is what the Nigerian government has caused, when they won’t pay salaries early n regular what do they expect the poor masses to survive with, even the salary is not enough..too bad, but suicide wouldn’t have been the best sha.

  18. That’s very bad
    Hanging yourself to death is not the solution
    Now you still have to face your judgement

  19. This is so sad, no matter how hard things seem to be I don’t see any reason for committing suicide I pray he rests in peace

  20. Our leaders will bear the consequences for all this hardship making people to commit one thing or the other.

  21. Hmm that is so bad, he should have ask for help rather than committing suicide… May his soul rest in peace

  22. People are going through alot of depression and frustration, Nigeria is becoming unbearable for some of us

  23. What a sad event, the level of frustration seen in this country is becoming unbearable for some many but still he shouldn’t have committed suicide cause he just left his immediate family stranded and in distraught.

  24. The last thing for me to do his to take my own life, for what now. God his waiting for you to punish you more

  25. Becoming unbearable for some many but still he shouldn’t have committed suicide cause he just left his immediate family stranded and in distraught.

  26. Committing suicide is not the solution and will never be the solution , he only left his children to suffer…#shame

  27. This is so sad ,how does committing a suicide the last option for you,you have just put your children into more problem

  28. The highest sin is taking one live….suicide is never a way out regardless the situation. The state of Nigeria is economy is so alarming, our governments need to do more on job opportunities.

  29. What a bad way to end life. He died a coward. However, why would his meagre salary payment be irregular. GOD is watching everyone.

  30. Irregular salary payment have made a man take his life bcos of frustration. I don’t know when salary payment would be steady and full.ay his soul rest on

  31. Frustration and depression might have led to that but suicide is never an option. What about your children you are leaving behind who will cater for them ? If this children suffer it won’t be nice at all. I pray they have someone who will care for them.

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