Barely two months after Femi, a 40-year old resident of Alhaji Aboki Street in Abaranje area of Ikotun attempted suicide out of frustration and his inability to get a woman to marry him, his lifeless body was found in an uncompleted building. Femi who is popularly called ‘Fela’ was said to be a bricklayer, who had complained severally that business was not forth-coming and that he desperately wanted to get married. A resident, Madu said: “He told some of us in March last year that every woman he approached for marriage complained about his financial status. At a point, he started keeping to himself.”
According to Vanguard, residents disclosed that “Femi was evicted by his landlord in February, after he was discharged from hospital, following a failed suicide attempt. “On one of the occasions he jumped into a well but was rescued. After the second failed suicide attempt, his landlord asked him to bring his relatives, but none showed up. “We also learned he owed the landlord house rent. The landlord had no choice than to evict him, with his property kept outside.