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 friend, whose name I can’t recall, was said to have been very helpful with monetary support and had warned him against taking any negative step to finding a solution to his challenge.”
A police source also confirmed the incident to our correspondent on the telephone, saying the case was reported at the Dada Estate Police Station, before it was transferred to the Osun State Police Command in Osogbo.
“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.