It is no longer news that cases of suicide in Nigeria have spiked over the last 24 months. There have been some cases of people jumping off the Third Mainland Bridge.

Some others end it all by hanging themselves and one of such alleged people is Tolulope Kolawole.

Tolulope is the first son of the late Permanent Secretary, Bureau of General Services, Office of the Governor of Osun State, Olufunke Kolawole.

It was gathered that the young man ended his life because he could no longer make ends meet.

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Residents of the Halleluya Estate in Osogbo, where he lived, said on Sunday that the news went round the area on Thursday that 32-year-old Tolulope hung himself.


His mother, Olufunke Kolawole, was abducted on her way to Abuja on an official assignment and eventually killed in Kogi State last year.

Her son, Tolulope, who left a wife behind, was said to have complained bitterly about the downward trend on the farm he managed.

A resident of the area, who identified himself as Remi Taiwo, said that the deceased had a friend in Ibadan, who he confided in that he was finding things very tough and that his wife had complained bitterly about it.

He said, “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, saying the case was reported at the Dada Estate Police Station, before it was transferred to the Osun State Police Command in Osogbo.

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