Suicide

Lagos Telecoms Accountant Commits Suicide, Colleague Blames Depression

A Lagos accountant, with popular telecommunication giant Globacom, Folake Abiola, has committed suicide at her residence at Osapa London, in the Lekki area of Lagos State.

THECONSCIENCENG reports that the 45-year-old was at her house on Friday when she allegedly drank what was suspected to be insecticide.

She was said to have died shortly after, as her family members, friends and men of the Nigeria Police Force met her lying motionless.

A colleague of the deceased, who spoke to our correspondent on condition of anonymity, said Abiola had been suffering from depression for years, adding that the news of her demise was shocking.

Contrary to claims online that Abiola committed suicide due to loneliness, lack of a husband, among others, the colleague said her associates knew that she had been in romantic relationships, adding that she ended them due to depression.

The source said, “She had been suffering from depression for years and her death has nothing to do with loneliness or lack of a husband or sex. Within the last seven years, I know she was in a relationship twice.

SuicideSuicide

“She ended those relationships on her own because of depression. She said she did not want to bring someone else into her life when she could not take care of herself. She was going through extreme depression, but people that did not know what she was going through have been posting rubbish online.

“She was a senior accountant at a telecoms firm and we are colleagues. She took her life herself and was buried that same Friday as she was the only Christian in her family.”

The colleague described Abiola as an angel, a conscientious accountant and a lover of Christ, who was liberal in giving, adding that she had been saying she wanted to end it all before she took her life.

“In Nigeria, we don’t pay attention to mental health; a lot of people are going through depression and it is not necessary that it has to be caused by anything,” she added.

A source said the deceased worked with Globacom Limited, adding that she was on leave when the incident happened.