The Nigerian hardship has claimed the life of a 40-year-old citizen. The man who was a resident of Ikotun in Lagos, Nigeria was found dead in an uncompleted building.
It is largely speculated that the middle-aged man identified as Femi committed suicide. This is because the man in question had been unsuccessful in 2 previous suicide attempts. People close to him disclosed that he had been lamenting and complaining over the overbearing hardship he was facing.
Femi was a bricklayer. Sadly his work was not going well. And according to Madu, his neighbor, Femi desperately wanted to get married.
“He told some of us in March last year that every woman he approached for marriage complained about his financial status. At a point, he started keeping to himself.”
According to reports, his being unable to marry at 40 appears to have crowned all of his frustration. But then, how was he hoping to sustain the family supposing he was able to marry? This boils down to the overall Nigerian hardship. Ever since the depreciating currency rates and endless fuel scarcity, the poor masses have not been finding it easy.
Femi was thrown out of his former apartment in February. In the bid to end his frustration, he resorted to taking his life. Report says that Femi jumped into the well but was rescued and hospitalized. On his recovery the landlord ejected him from his one-room apartment at no. 27, Alhaji Aboki Street. 2 months later Femi, fondly called Fela was found dead.
“After the second failed suicide attempt, his landlord asked him to bring his relatives, but none showed up… We also learned he owed the landlord house rent. The landlord had no choice than to evict him, with his property kept outside. He (Femi) took the property to the uncompleted building where he stayed until he was discovered dead last Friday. We suspect he committed suicide.”- Okeseun Olatunde (neighbor)