25-year-old Man Allegedly Commits Suicide Over Poverty

25-year-old Man Allegedly Commits Suicide Over Poverty

By Wires Editor | The Trent on January 18, 2022
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Olakunle Obaoye, a 25-year-old man, has allegedly committed suicide due to depression over his inability to pay his debts.

The man was found dead inside a bush at Erinmope village, near Ayedun town in Oke-Ero Local Government Area of Kwara State.

Babawale Afolabi, the spokesman of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Kwara State Command, confirmed the incident to journalists in Ilorin on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

He said the matter has been handed over to the police for further investigations and necessary actions.

He said, “On Monday 17/01/2022, one Thomas Obaoye of Ayedun town, reported to our men on ground about the demise of his brother Olakunle Obaoye (25), whose lifeless body was found hanging on the tree in what looked like a suicide.”

Babawale disclosed that “operatives of the NSCDC from Ayedun Division, later went to the scene of the incident and worked together with the relatives of the deceased to bring down his corpse from the tree.”

The dead body was later handed over to the family for proper burial, he added.


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