A 47-year-old accountant with one of Nigeria’s leading Telecommunication companies, Global Communications Ltd (GLO), identified as Afolake Abiola has committed suicide by ingesting ‘Sniper’, a popular pesticide.
The incident occurred on Friday, May 27, 2022, at her residence, at number 1 Abayomi Kukomi Close in Osapa London, Lekki.
Afolake who is single, and childless had reportedly suffered depression for a while before she took her life.
According to a family member, name withheld, “she has been battling depression for a while on account of no husband and no child.”
“Unfortunately, she is unmarried, has no child, is presently not in a relationship, but participates actively in Church activities.
She was believed to have shown little sign of depression lately and was encouraged to seek help by her colleagues until she decided to end her own life yesterday night in her Lekki apartment” the family member stated.
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of Lagos state police command SP Benjamin Hundeyin said the incident happened on May 27, 2022.
When the policemen got to the scene, her family members were there and they official requested that the corpse be released to them to enable them to bury her according to Islamic rites.
Based on compassionate grounds her corpse was released to her family for burial.”