Why My Brother Hanged Himself – Sister Of Ekiti Civil Servant Reveals

Ms Elizabeth Babalola, a sister-in-law of Bolarinwa Olaoye, who hanged himself on the premises of the Ekiti State Scholarship Board on Wednesday morning, has given an insight into why he committed suicide.

Olaoye, a 59-year-old employee of the Ekiti State Civil Service attached to the scholarship board as a night guard, was found hanging from a noose formed with a piece of cloth tied to the railing of the block of the Board within the precinct of the Ministry of Education Building.

Babalola said Olaoye had come to her house a day before committing the act to complain about financial difficulty worsened by irregular pay.

Babalola said, “He came to me around 4.30 p.m. 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.”

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