An accountant, identified as Folake Abiola, has taken her own life at her residence at Osapa London, in the Lekki area of Lagos State.
The 45-year-old who works with telecommunications company, Glo, reportedly died after drinking a bottle of insecticide on Friday, May 27.
Her lifeless body was found by some of her family members, friends and men of the Nigerian Police Force shortly after.
According to a colleague of the deceased who spoke with Punch anonymously, Folake had been battling with depression for years and claimed she had been saying she wanted to committed suicide for a while.
Addressing rumors that the deceased committed suicide due to loneliness from being unmarried, the colleague said it’s false because Folake had been in two romantic relationships.
“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.
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 said.
The colleague went on to describe Abiola as an angel, a lover of Christ, a conscientious account and a giver.