A 40-year-old man who could not cope with his single status decided to kill himself.
The sad incident which happened at Alhaji Aboki Street in Abaranje area of Ikotun, Lagos State, threw the residents of the area into confusion with the discovery of the lifeless body of the man who was said have been dogged by frustration, in an uncompleted building.
To compound the woes of the deceased, according to his neighbours, he was evicted from his one-room apartment on 27, Alhaji Aboki Street, about two months earlier, adding to his frustrations.
Before he killed himself, it was gathered that Femi had earlier tried to commit suicide on two different occasions without success.
A neighbour who gave his name as Okeseun Olatunde, disclosed that Femi was evicted by his landlord in February, after he was discharged from hospital, following a failed suicide attempt.
“On one of the occasions, he jumped into a well but was rescued. After the second failed suicide attempt, his landlord asked him to bring his relatives, but none showed up.
He had said severally that he was related to the late Fela Anikulapo Kuti. 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.”
Another resident, Josiah Madu, who said the late Femi was a bricklayer, disclosed that he had complained severally that business was not forth-coming and that he 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.”