Culled from Linda ikeji
I got this exclusive photos and story from people who live in the area...Olaitan street in Masha, Surulere.
According to eye witnesses, they woke up early Saturday morning and saw a man known in the area as Afeez climbing the PHCN high tension electric pole you see above. (Photo on the left). Afeez had told friends the previous day that he didn't want to live anymore. A large crowd gathered and repeatedly begged him to come down, which he eventually did.
After he got down, (Photo on the right - Afeez is the one in Lemon shirt), people started slapping him around and abusing him for wanting to commit suicide, instead of getting him help. His friends eventually carried him away and the crowd dispersed.
That same night, Afeez succeeded in killing himself.
The following morning, which was yesterday Sunday Sept 1, neighbours woke up to the sad news. Afeez had succeeded in killing himself. He drank poison in the night and died.
Afeez' body being removed from his home...wrapped in white cloth. Truly truly sad. If only suicidal people get the help they need before killing themselves.