A 47-year-old accountant, identified as Afolake Abiola has committed suicide by drinking ‘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 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.”
“She had been suffering from depression for years, and her death has nothing to do with loneliness, lack of a husband, or lack of sex,” the source said. I know she’s been in two relationships in the last seven years.”
“Due to her depression, Folake Abiola ended those relationships on her own.” She stated that she did not want to bring another person into her life if she was unable to care for herself. She was suffering from severe depression, but people who had no idea what she was going through were spreading rumors online.
Website Designing/Management/Social Media – Iyanu Victor
“Folake Abiola was a senior accountant at a telecommunications firm, and we worked together.” She committed suicide and was buried on the same day because she was the only Christian in her family.”
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.
Certified French Tutor in Nigeria with Years of Experience – Ms Blessing Akpan
Based on compassionate grounds her corpse was released to her family for burial.”
“As soon as the police in that area were alerted, they arrived at the scene and found the woman lifeless on the floor,” Hundeyin said. She also discovered a bottle of insecticide, which she had apparently swallowed.
“The family members who were present wrote to the divisional police officer, requesting that the corpse be released so that they could bury her according to Islamic rites, and the corpse was released to the family on compassionate grounds.”
Phones/Laptops/CCTV Installations – iHouse
Depression is a leading cause of suicide in Nigeria, according to experts, who blame a lack of mental health awareness in the country.
Abiola was described as an angel, a conscientious accountant, and a Christian who was generous in her giving by a colleague, who added that she had been saying she wanted to end it all before she took her own life.
According to a source, the deceased worked for Globacom Limited and was on leave at the time of the incident.
“She turned 45 just a few months ago. She didn’t talk to anyone and kept to herself,” the source continued.