The first son of the late Permanent Secretary, Bureau of General
Services, Office of the Governor of Osun State, Mrs Olufunke
Kolawole, Tolulope Kolawole, has committed suicide.
According to Punch, the 32-year-old married man ended his life in
his apartment on Thursday last week at Halleluya Estate in Osogbo.
He was said to have been frustrated as eveything wasn’t working for
him and he was unable to fend for himself.
According to his neighbors, Tolulope had always complained bitterly
about the downturn in his farm and also how life has been terrible
for him since the passing of his parents. His mother, Olufunke
Kolawole, was abducted on her way to Abuja on an official
assignment and eventually killed in Kogi State last year.
A resident of the area, who identified himself as Remi Taiwo, said
the deceased had confided in one of his friends residing in Ibadan,
Oyo State, about how rough things were for him and that his wife
had complained bitterly about it.
“The young man was said to have lamented the lull in the
business bequeathed to him by his late mum. He was said
to be constantly complaining to one of his friends in
Ibadan, Oyo State, and that one kept encouraging him and
offering him financial support. But he decided to hang
himself when he could no longer bear it. He was said to
have put a rope round his neck and was standing on a
chair, but had not kicked the chair away before somebody
arrived at the scene. The person was said to have
pleaded with him and had ran to call residents, but the
deceased was said to be found dangling before help could
come.” he said
The police source said some members of the family of the deceased
went to the police and told them what they knew about the incident.