The lifeless body of a 40 year old man simply known as Femi was discovered by the residents of Alhaji Aboki Street in Abaranje area of Ikotun in an uncompleted building.
According to residents in the area, Femi was evicted from his one room home barely two months ago but that this was not the first time Femi who was also known as Fela had tried to kill himself.
He said Femi had attempted suicide twice before but failed. They said apart from the eviction, Femi was also frustrated that he was not yet married at 40 and didn't have his own home anymore.
A resident, who gave his name as Okeseun Olatunde, said:
“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 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, said Femi worked as a bricklayer and that he had complained severally times that business was not forth-coming and that he desperately wanted to get married. Madu said:
“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.”Source: Vanguard.
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