Coronavirus Lockdown: Sacked banker commits suicide in Lagos

Mr. Kelvin Rhima, a middle aged man who was sacked as a result of Coronavirus lockdown has committed suicide in his residence at the  Modinatu Street in Ogba area of Lagos State.

Rhima after committing suicide as a result of Coronavirus lockdown, left a note for his Dad and girlfriend.

Rhima was found dead inside his house on Tuesday night with a rope on his neck tied to the ceiling fan.

The deceased neighbours were worried when Rhima could not come out of his room and decided to find out what was wrong.

Worried, they peeped through his window and saw he has committed suicide with his neck tied to a ceiling fan.

Mr. Barry Olarenwaju, one of the neighbours explained they invited the police who came, broke the deceased door and brought out his corps out from his room.

“Kelvin was a calm person so we didn’t notice on time”.

When we didn’t see him outside on Tuesday morning, we felt that was his lifestyle, that he was sleeping inside”

“But when it was an evening we got worried because there was no padlock at his entrance to indicate that he had gone out”

“When we tried to open the door, it was locked from inside that was when we began to bang on the door”.

“By the time we went to the window, we saw him dangling and his tongue sticking out”.

“From the look of things it was obvious that it was on Monday he died because the body had begun to bloat”.

Police offers who went to the deceased house the scene of the incident saw a suicide note he addressed to his Dad and girlfriend before he committed suicide.

A witness who spoke to WAR and did not want his name mentioned, said the deceased may have died out of frustration having been sacked by his employer as a result of the Coronavirus lockdown.

Although he did not mention the name of the bank where the deceased worked, he however said he worked in one of the new generation banks and was sacked during the Coronavirus lockdown.

He frowned at the Coronavirus lockdown, pointing out he knows about five persons who lost their job during the lockdown who are in a deep frustration.

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