The way things are going nowadays, only God can help oh.
This father of two and expectant of another one, commits suicide because of recession that hit him hard and couldn’t survive the pressure.
The man’s sister was said to have sponsored his wedding for him but he choose to commit suicide the day before the event.
His niece, who didn’t mention her name, believes he committed suicide over financial difficulties.
According to her, he became frustrated after the death of his mother three years ago.
“I don’t know what he has encountered in life that should warrant
suicide. Since his mother died, he has been finding it difficult to
cope with life because she pampered him a lot and he didn’t lack
anything. She always supported him out of love for her children. He
didn’t acquire any skill that could sustain him. After her death, he
Sometimes he would complain of not eating regularly, his job was not
paying much and that he was getting tired of life.
“But I don’t understand his problem because even his children are not
under his care. It is the family that has been catering for them. This
wedding we ought to be doing now is not on him. All we required was of
him to make himself available. We even sent money to him when he
complained he didn’t have money. The wife’s family has been
complaining that he was not doing anything on her.”
Another relative said he didn’t believe the late Shakiru committed
suicide because of financial constraints. The deceased, he said, just
received N36,000 from a thrift society the previous week.
The Nation learnt that the police are detaining four persons living
with the late Shakiru.