Sometimes if you observe that I give attention to issues of marriage and life, it’s because I know what people are going through; I’ve been there and I have strong practical experience. Sigh!
As you read this a 28yrs old man has committed suicide in Mushin Lagos on the eve of his wedding.
Mariam had reportedly insisted on his arriving early for the event on noticing his attitude of late. But when the message came in around 6:30pm, she did not read it immediately. When she did, she tried to reach some of his friends, but all to no avail. She then got their elder sister who lives near him to go and find out what was happening.
“I was expecting him till I got his message late at night. I called people close to his area but it didn’t go. Later I called my aunt to help me check him up. That was when she found out what happened. I had stopped calling him at a time because of his unresponsive attitude.”
The late Shakiru also left some notes in his jotter, bordering on love and his life trajectory. They included “I’m Done”, “If you are reading this, it’s too late.” He also wrote phrases such as “I love you” on the pictures of his two children.
Some relatives described his death as embarrassing and unfortunate. They said he was an introvert who hardly picked their calls. It was learnt that his wife is about eight months pregnant. He was said to have proposed an abortion which his doctor warned against because “it was too late”.
One of his niece believes he committed suicide over financial issues. She said he became frustrated after the death of his mother three years ago.
Police are detaining 4 persons living with the late Shakiru, pending the conclusion of investigation.