By Bola Kougbe
A man identified only as Shakiru, has reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself few hours to his wedding.
The 28-year-old father of two, who resided at 56, Oduduwa Street, Mushin, Lagos, is said to have been discovered in his apartment where he dangled from a rope tied to the ceiling. He had left a suicide note apologizing for his action. Also he wrote ‘I love you’ on the back of his children’s photograph.
“I’m done. If you are reading this, it’s too late”, he wrote.
According to his sister, identified as Mariam, the deceased was expected at Osogbo on Saturday, to perform his marriage rites the following day.
“I called him several times to urge him to get to Osogbo on time but he told me he would arrive probably on Sunday or even Monday.
“I asked him what he meant by that when he knew the wedding was slated for Sunday. He quickly changed it and said he was on the way, that he would be there”, she said.
Shakiru is believed to have killed himself as a result of his financial constraints. Also, his mother’s over pampering before she died allegedly worsened his situation.