A civil servant, Mr. Abolarinwa Olaoye, reportedly killed himself on Wednesday night at State Secretariat in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.

 

According to Daily Post, the 49-year-old family man with five children hung himself on a rail of a building at the Ministry of Education in the state.

 

The man reported to work that day by 6pm on Tuesday with a Boxer MB 100 brand motorcycle with registration number ADK 210 WS before the incidence occurred.

The in-law to the deceased, Mrs Elizabeth Babalola from Olaoye, a native of Igogo Ekiti, Moba Local Government area of the State, said that the man has been battling with financial problem for long.

Babalola who is the elder sister to the deceased’s wife said: “He came to me around 4.30pm on Tuesday and started lamenting that his house rent was due and that he could not pay due to irregular salary payment.

 

“He said he was also indebted to the government through housing and the car loans he obtained.

 

“He also complained about the inability to meet other financial commitments to his wife ’s family. He told me he could go ahead and do some nasty things. He told me clearly that he was tired of life.

 

“I tried to persuade him not to resort to anything nasty. I told him life is full of ups and downs and that he should just endure, but I never knew he would end this way”, she said.

 

However, the Executive Secretary of the Ekiti State Scholarship Board, Mr. Ayo Ajimat, confirmed that the deceased was a staff of the board before his demise.

 

“Yes, he was our staff. He was a very prayerful, jovial and amiable person. I didn’t understand what led to this. I didn’t know the kind of problem he had that could lead to this”, he said.

 

As at the time of filing this report, the body of the man was still hanging to the wall due to the insistence of some people that certain ritual be performed before he could be brought down.