By Rashidat Akashat, Agency Reports
An Ekiti State senior civil servant Mr Tope Afolayan, has committed suicide over alleged non payment of salaries and his incapability to pay his huge debt.
NAN reports that, Mr Afolayan was a native of Oye-Ekiti and use to work in the Office of the state’s Accountant- General.
According to a source, Afolayan was found dangling on the ceiling of his house, situated in Peace Avenue, Olorunda, Ado-Ekiti.
The reliable source who pledged anonymity, said deceased Afolayan who died on Thursday, was a level 10 officer, and was married with three children.
He further said that the deceased was a final year Law student at the Ekiti State University and an interpreter in Christ Apostolic Church, Ekute area of Ado- Ekiti branch.
The Deceased Didn’t Leave A Suicide Note
Although, the deceased did not leave any note, but the source claimed that he had continuously lamented to friends that his inability to clear his huge debt is as a result of the non-payment of his accumulated salary arrears.
The source said, “Although he didn’t leave any suicide note, before hanging himself he had been very moody and heartbroken for a couple of weeks before the incident happened.”
“He had been complaining about the debts he owed which he was unable to defray because of non-payment of the arrears of salaries.” he continued,
Adding that “In fact, he was among the last batch of applicants for car loan given by government last year but his name did not come out.
“We are shocked by Afolabi’s death because nobody thought he would go to that extent, we are still mourning his death.” he expressed his dissappointment.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP. Alberto Adeyemi confirmed the incident to NAN, and said that the incident was reported at New Iyin road police station In Ado Ekiti.