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Tragedy As Man Hangs Himself To Death In Kwara Over Huge Debts

Tragedy struck as one Baba Elero, yam flour miller operator who was a suburb of ilorin, kwara state, reportedly hung himself in his shop  over huge debts.

Residents of Ganmo Market, traders and buyers, were thrown into mourning on Monday as they found the deceased, dangling on the ceiling of his shop.

Though the late Baba Elero did not leave a suicide note, people in the neighbourhood said he had been complaining of huge unpaid debts.

A neighbour, who spoke to newsmen on condition of anonymity, said, “Baba Elero has been operating the yam flour mill in Ganmo Market for a long time; he was very popular in this market.

“We were surprised this morning when people raised the alarm that they found his body dangling from the ceiling in his shop. We are surprised that he could take his life this way.”

A trader, who also knew the deceased and asked not to be identified, said, “We learnt that he discussed with some of his friends that he owed some people huge sums of money and he had no means of paying back.”

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Ajayi Okasanmi, confirmed the incident.

He said the victim committed suicide, adding that further investigation was ongoing.


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