Osun Permanent Secretary’s Son Hangs Self Over Downturn

Tolulope Kolawole, the first son of the late Permanent SSecretary,Bureau of General SServices,Office of the Governor of Osun State , Mrs .Olufunke Kolawole , has committed suicide.

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

Residents of the Halleluya Estate in Osogbo , where he lived, told our correspondent 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 in the farm he was managing .

A resident of the area , who identified himself as Remi Taiwo , told our correspondent that the deceased had a friend in Ibadan , Oyo State , 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 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 source said , “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. ”

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 .

The Police Public Relations Officer in Osun State, Mrs .Folasade Odoro, could not be reached and she had yet to reply the text message sent to her about the case.

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