Recession palaver! 52-yr-old man drinks poison, jumps into river in Lagos State (photo)

A local river in Lagos (Illustration)
Unable to come to terms with the realities of the economic situation in the country, a 52-year-old man identified asBolaji Waheed, has taken his life by drinking poison and jumping into a river in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
Punch reports that the body of the late Waheed was found by residents of Salvation Avenue in the Ajegunle, in the area, at around 1.30pm on Monday, September 19, 2016, at the bank of a river in the area known as Itowolo River with a bottle containing a substance suspected to be poison.

The deceased had earlier been declared missing by his family on Saturday, September 17, when he could not be found at home.

A police source at the Owode Police Division where the incident was reported, said that the late Waheed was believed to have taken the poison before jumping into the river.

A resident of the area narrated that it was a man of God identified as Pastor Ajiboye who saw the corpse by the riverside and raised an alarm.

“Pastor Ajiboye, who has a church in our area, was the one who reported the matter to the police station.

The deceased had been missing for two days. He left home on Saturday and failed to return, which caused apprehension in his household. His family members searched the whole area to no avail.

The man did not leave any note behind. So, the family members thought he was picked up by unknown persons and they reported to the police.

But we were shocked that it turned out that the man committed suicide. He was found at the bank of the river on Monday. He was foaming at the mouth.”

The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Dolapo Badmos, has confirmed the incident.


  1. Committing suicide is not the solution jare.

  2. People should stop committing suicide in the name of economic recession. Alot of people are facing hard times right now but are still alive and struggling to make ends meet.suicide is never an option.

  3. OH, no!



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