Civil Servant Hangs Self At State Secretariat



An Ekiti state civil servant, Mr. Abolarinwa Olaoye, took a bow from the struggles of this world, by hanging himself on Tuesday within the state Secretariat.

Olaoye, identified as a night guard at the Ekiti State Scholarship Board, is survived by a wife and five sons .

The body of the deceased, was found hanging on the railing of a building at the Ministry of Education where he had reported for duty.

Olaoye’s  motorcycle was parked within the building where he had taken his own life. Many sympathizers described the deceased as a jovial man.

Elizabeth Babalola, sisiter- in law of the deceased revealed Olaoye, a native of Igogo Ekiti, Moba Local Government area of the state, came to her around 4.30pm on Tuesday, narrating his horrible situation caused by lack of money to her.

“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
car loans he obtained.

“He also complained about his inability to meet other financial commitments to his wife’s family. He told me he could go ahead and do something nasty. 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.”

Confirming the incident, Executive Secretary of the Ekiti State Scholarship Board, Mr. Ayo
Ajimat, said Olaoye, was a member of staff of the board before his demise.

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


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