Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Yoruba man, 35, Commits Suicide Over Mounting Debt

A 35-year old aluminum fabricator committed suicide on Monday in the Ajara Vetho area of the ancient town of Badagry.

Residents of the area said that Azeez Ibrahim hanged himself and his remains were found dangling from the hook of the ceiling fan in his living room.

Mr Jayeoba Joseph, spokesman of the Lagos State Police Command, who confirmed the incident, said on phone that the deceased left a suicide note.

Joseph said in his suicide note entitled “Iku ya ju esin”, meaning (Death is better than humiliation), the deceased said that he was indebted to many people, hence his decision to commit suicide.

``Please forgive me for committing suicide, but it is due to debt I owe people which I find difficult to pay,” said the father of three in the suicide note he left for his wife.

Reports show that the family of the deceased had reported the incident at Badagry Police Station and had asked the police to release the corpse for burial, in accordance with Islamic rites.

This is bad market for the creditors....


  1. D guy is dead n ur talking abt d creditors

  2. so what if she talks about the creditors...the guy is a selfish coward because i dont know who he left to take care of his wife and children. When theres life, theres hope. Even Federal Government is owing, so kini big deal?