Ilorin— A middle-aged man, identified as Habibullahi Aminullahi, a thrift collector, committed suicide in Ganmo community, near Ilorin, Kwara State, on Monday, because he was owing N200,000, being money collected from daily contributors.
Aminullahi, a grinding machine operator, reportedly hung himself in his shop at Ajase-Ipo Road, Ganmo.
Aminullahi’s body was reportedly found by his younger brotherin the shop.
A source said that the deceased had, on October 4, summoned a meeting with his friends to complain over the N200,000 debt.
The source, who preferred anonymity, told newsmen that the friends advised the man to be calm as his situation would soon improve.
According to the source, Aminullahi refused to heed the advice and went ahead to hang himself, leaving friends and family members with mournful looks and lamentation, when newsmen visited the family house.
Aminullahi was said to have married a second wife recently and the new wife was said to be pregnant.
Source: Vanguard Newspaper