The lifeless body of a 40 year old man simply known as
Femi was discovered by the residents of Alhaji Aboki Street
in Abaranje area of Ikotun in an uncompleted building.
According to residents in the area, Femi was evicted from
his one room home barely two months ago but that this
was not the first time Femi who was also known as Fela
had tried to kill himself.
He said Femi had attempted suiced twice before but failed.
They said apart from the eviction, Femi was also frustrated
that he was not yet married at 40 and didn’t have his own
A resident, who gave his name as Okeseun Olatunde, said:
“Femi was evicted by his landlord in February, after
he was discharged from hospital, following a failed
“On one of the occasions he jumped into a well but
After the second failed suicide attempt, his landlord
asked him to bring his relatives, but none showed
up. He had said severally that he was related to late
Fela Anikulapo Kuti.
“We also learned he owed the landlord house rent.
The landlord had no choice than to evict him, with
his property kept outside. He (Femi) took the
property to the uncompleted building where he
stayed until he was discovered dead last Friday. We
suspect he committed suicide.”
Another resident, Josiah Madu, said Femi worked as a
bricklayer and that he had complained severally times that
business was not forth-coming and that he desperately
wanted to get married. 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.”