worked as a driver for a paint company in Lagos State, killed himself
over the failure of the company to pay his five-month salaries.
going to the company, whose name was not disclosed by his family
for him that evening. But when he returned, he saw his father’s body
dangling from a rope and he raised the alarm. People went into the room
to help rush him to a hospital, but he died.
non-payment of his salaries by a paint company he worked for as a
driver. I learnt he earned N30,000 monthly and the company owed him five
months’ salaries. He stopped going there in April when the arrears were
not paid. Since then, his son had been feeding him with the little he
earns at a boutique where he works.”
going to work. His only son, who should have been with him, had to run
around to provide food for him. Aside that, his wife died about two
years ago which really shook him. I was shocked when I heard he
committed suicide yesterday (Monday),” she added.
police from the Anthony division came to remove the corpse and had
deposited it in a mortuary.
his name, said, “The police came and took an account of what happened.
They should be in a position to tell you. This is sad news and you
should not disturb us with questions, especially his son. You can rely
on the information you got from people who are aware of the incident.”
Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the suicide, adding that Ekue’s
corpse had been deposited in a morgue for autopsy.
hanged himself with a rope tied to the ceiling fan in his room.
Detectives visited, examined and photographed the scene. The corpse was
removed and deposited in a morgue for autopsy.”