Lecturer Commits Suicide in Edo Over Unpaid Salaries.


According to News monitored on the Nation has it that Friday Orobator, a staff of Tayo Akpata University, Ekiadolor in Edo State (formerly College of Education) has allegedly committed suicide.

A principal lecturer in the Department of Adult Education, Orobator was reportedly depressed over 13-month unpaid salaries.

He was over 50 years of age and his wife just had a baby.

From the news available, the deceased hung himself at his Obakhazbaye residence in Benin on Friday.

The news monitored on the Nation reported that his body was discovered behind his house around 1:30pm with a green rope around his neck.

Police officers from Oba Station moved his body to the morgue.

The father of four had complained over his inability to feed his family to close friends.

Also confirming the sad incident, Fred Omonuwa, Chairman, College of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) in the state-owned institution, acknowledged the non-payment of salaries.

He said: “Everybody knows that Edo State government owes us 13 months of salary, which we continued to agitate for even before the September 19 governorship election. It was tagged political agitation.

“Some friends of Mr. Orobator in Benin, Lagos, among others, tried their best in the past few weeks to assist him with some money. Quite, unfortunately, Mr. Orobator could no longer provide for himself and his family. His wife has just had a baby. Staff of the institution are pained by the suicide.”

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