Feb 4, 2014 – Man Vows To Commit Suicide On Valentine’s Day: Edo State Pensioner Threatens To Kill Himself Over Unpaid Pension Arrears
An Edo-born man identified as Denis Amayo has vowed to take his own life next week if Governor Oshiomhole refused to pay his 8-month pension arrears.
The angry 57-year-old pensioner disclosed this to news men in Benin, the capital city of Edo state on Tuesday morning.
The retired civil servant said he served for 35 years in the Ministry of Agriculture and retired in August 2013.
According to a document he revealed to journalists this morning, Denis Amayo joined the then Bendel State Ministry of Agriculture on July 7, 1978 and retired as a field overseer last year.
He said the death of his father whose corpse is in the mortuary, necessitated his demand for the payment of his pension arrears.
“I am my father’s first born. It will be immoral of me to task my younger ones to bring money for his burial while I cannot bring anything for the burial,” he stated.
In his hand-written petition to Governor Oshiomhole, the Igbanke-born father of four said the state was owing him “eight months pension arrears,” adding “please sir, pay me before February 14, 2014. I lost my father, otherwise, I will commit suicide.”
Shockingly, Mr Amayo said if Governor Adams Oshiomhole ignored his request, he will sacrifice his own life for other pensioners by killing himself on Valentine’s day.
This is serious….. Oga Oshio please pay him o.