Father Of 3 Commits Suicide In Ekiti

A Principal Executive Officer (PEO) with the Ekiti State Civil Service and a final-year Law student at Ekiti State University (EKSU) identified as Mr. Tope Afolayan has committed suicide.

The incident, which occurred at his residence at Peace Avenue in Ado Ekiti, shocked the entire neighbourhood as the deceased was said not to have left any suicide note.

Afolayan was said to have been attached to the office of the Accountant-General of the state until his death.

Afolayan, from Ara-Ekiti in Ijero Local Government Area of the state, was said to have been found hanging from a ceiling fan in his home on Thursday.

He is survived by a wife, said to be a teacher in a public school in Ado Ekiti, and three children.

Sources on the street told Metro: “Although he didn’t leave any suicide note before hanging himself, he had been very moody and heartbroken for a couple of weeks before the incident happened.

“He had been complaining about the debts he owed which he was unable to defray because of the arrears of salaries. In fact, he was among the last batch of applicants for car loan but his name did not come out.

“We are shocked by Tope’s death because nobody thought he would go to that extent, we are still mourning his death.”

He has since been buried.

The Public Relations Officer of the state’s police command, Mr. Alberto Adeyemi, who confirmed the incident, explained that the matter was reported at New Iyin Road Police Station in Ado Ekiti.