Kogi civil servant commits suicide after wife gave birth to triplets

Edward Soje, a director in the Kogi State has committed suicide in Lokoja, the state capital, Vanguard reports.

Soje reportedly hanged himself on a tree, days after his wife gave birth to triplets in private hospital in Abuja, 17 years after their marriage.

The 54-year-old civil servant was a Grade Level 16 Officer in the Kogi State Teaching Service Commission, who was being owed 11 months’ salary arrears.

According to reports, the civil servant had travelled to Abuja to drop a suicide note for his wife who was still at the hospital, before he took his own life.

“Psalm 121:3 God will not suffer your foot to be moved: He that keepeth you will not slumber. Amen. You and the three boys, the God Almighty will keep you and prosper you, amen. I love you,” the suicide note read.

The state police command Public Relations Officer, ASP William Aya confirmed the incident, stating that the dangling body of Soje was found on a tree behind the barracks on October 16.

He added that a search party organised by his relations and friends, found his corpse at the morgue of the hospital on Friday, October 20.

Family sources said the deceased had sold his only car and a three-bedroom bungalow he was building at Otokiti area of Lokoja to meet family needs.

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