Sept 20, 2014 – Picture: Man Hanged Himself In Ayede Ekiti Over Poverty After 2 Failed Attempts
A suicidal orphan in his early 30s has ended his own life. The man simply identified as Mundiu hanged himself on Friday in Ayede Ekiti, Oye LGA of Ekiti state.
Hear what area residents told Saturday Sun:
“He used to complain about the fact that he was very poor and living a wretched life, that he wasn’t making money to take care of himself. Two months ago, he had an okada (motorcycle) accident that almost claimed his life. He was moved out of the community for treatment. Two weeks ago, we learnt that he was dead but just three days ago, we sighted him in the community. Yesterday (Thursday), people heard him saying that by today (Friday) the people of Ayede community would witness an amazing drama. No one really read any meaning to what he was saying. We didn’t know that he was referring to this suicidal action”,
“It was past 12 midnight this morning, a deaf neighbour of the deceased, who we call Taiwo, raised the alarm that he saw something strange and alerted others to come and see it. We were asking him what it was that happened but because he could not hear us, he didn’t answer us. All we did was to just follow him to where he was directing our attention to. Eventually, he took us to where the deceased had hanged himself. He was already dead by that time. So, we just left him as you have seen him.
We immediately called the police but as you can see, they haven’t come.
“Mundiu had attempted suicide two times before now. The first time, he had tried to hang himself but thankfully, his father caught him and stopped it. Since then, his father had kept the rope as an object of remembrance. Now his father is dead and could not witness this abominable act, he has eventually committed.
His second attempt at killing himself was a time we were told he just jumped into a river. That happened in Lokoja, Kogi State. God had brought people on time to rescue him. This was his third time and no one was there to stop him,”.