A 33-year-old, Oluwatosin Otaiku, man has committed suicide after his fiancee called it quits with him last Saturday.
Otaiku, an orphan and graduate Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ijagun, stabbed himself to death at Safari Junction Onikolobo area of Abeokuta, Ogun State.
The tragic incident happened after a mediation meeting organised by neighbours failed to get his fiancee, Oluwatoyin Olaogun, rescind her decision to leave him.
Apparently, the deceased had attended the meeting with a knife in his pocket.
He then stabbed himself on realising that Oluwatoyin would not change her mind.
An eyewitness told that the late Otaiku died before they could get him medical help.
“Tosin was immediately rushed to Mercy Hospital at Panseke from where he was referred to the Federal Medical Centre, FMC, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, but he died on the way to the hospital," an unnamed source quoted in the report said.
Another quoted source said the deceased was strong-willed.
“Come rain, come shine, Tosin would never be cowed by anybody and would never for any reason, change his decision," he said.
A Suicidal History
It was gathered from a close acquaintance that Otaiku has a romance with love induced suicide that stretches back to his days as an undergraduate.
According to the friend, the deceased had once attempted to poison himself.
“When we were in school at TASUED in Ijagun, a similar thing happened. But for God’s mercy on him, he would have died.
"He drank kerosene when Ope, a student of Polytechnic, Ibadan, whom he was dating then, broke up with him. If not for God and some of us who rallied to save him then, he would have died.”