Father of 4 commits suicide in Ondo over debt

Tue May 15th, 2018 - Ondo

By Dayo Johnson

Akure—A father of four and an executive member of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria, RTEAN, in Ondo State identified as Ayokunle has reportedly committed suicide over a debt he owed a cooperative society.

The deceased was said to own a commercial vehicle, which plies Ondo enroute Owena town along Ondo/Akure road.

Vanguard gathered that he reportedly swallowed some chemical substance with a cup of water and died before dawn in his house located at Oke-lbukun in Ondo city.

However, no suicide note was found in the room where his corpse was found.

His corpse was said to have been discovered by the officials of the RTEAN in Ekimogun area who came to pay him a visit in his house and noticed that the deceased had poisoned himself.

Sources said the deceased obtained a short term loan some years back from a cooperative society in Ondo community.

He was said to have promised to pay back the loan at the appropriate time but failed to meet up and that generated heated argument between him and his creditors.

Vanguard learned that several threats and provocative words from the officials of the cooperative society allegedly caused his death.

A source said the family of the deceased has started preparation to bury the deceased as residents of the area have besieged his house to condole the wife, Kemi.

The state police image maker, Femi Joseph, said the incident was not reported to the command.




source: Vanguard