Guarantor commits suicide after friend runs away with LAPO loan

A 41-year-old woman identified as Shakirat Rasheed who stood as a guarantor for her friend on a LAPO loan, has reportedly committed suicide after the friend ran away.

The incident reportedly happened in the Adeosun area of Apete a suburb of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, Daily Post reports.

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Guarantor commits suicide after friend runs away with LAPO loan

Rasheed was said to have reportedly hanged herself after her friend couldn’t pay back the loan she got from the micro finance bank.

It was gathered that 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 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.

Commissioner of Police, Shina Olukolu, confirmed the story.

He said that preliminary investigation indicated that the woman committed suicide.

Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the State Police Command, Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi also confirmed the incident  on Saturday.

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