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 was dejected.
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.