A 29-year-old student of Waziri Umaru Federal Polytechnic, Birnin-Kebbi, and resident of Badariya area identified as Solomon Benedict, has committed suicide over his financial plight.
According to reports, Benedict allegedly mixed some substances believed to be insecticide with yogurt and drank it. His friends were unable to rescue him until his condition became worse.
Speaking with newsmen on Tuesday, one of his friends said:
“We noticed he was no longer at ease. He was holding his tummy and we later learnt that he pour some insecticide into his drink. He died before we could stop him.”
It was gathered that Solomon died as his friends were rushing him to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.
A female friend of the deceased in Jega town, also said
“For some time now, he had been telling me he would kill himself if his financial situation did not improve. But I never believed he meant it. I remember whenever he visited me at Jega, he always lamented over his financial predicament and I would give him some money to transport himself back to Birnin Kebbi and thereafter he would tell me he would kill himself one day if his situation failed to improve. I was shocked when a friend called me from Sokoto that Solomon had killed himself.”
Kebbi State Police Command Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Nafiu Abubakar, confirmed the incident to newsmen on Tuesday
“Yes, we are aware of the incident. The boy was 29 years old. He committed suicide at Badariya area of Birnin Kebbi” he said.
Meanwhile, a friend, James Peters took to Facebook to mourn the deceased. He wrote:
“God!!!!!! This life is very short… We can’t ask God why, You re the all knowing God, you knw best, only You Lord knw wat he was passing through. We beseech dat lord u have mercy on his soul, plz don’t look at the wrongs he has Don whole still on earth…. Lord plz use all the good deeds he has Don to judge him… Have mercy on us all Lord… Rest in Peace Solomon Benny…
It’s very painful to loose a vibrant person like u Solex who luvd the work of God……. Hmmmmm
Let’s be mindful of the kind of life style we leave cus DEATH can come knocking on our door at any time…
Wat will u be found doing wen it(Death) comes???
R.I.P Solo…. “
Call me “SORITOPAITOMAFIA” because I have metamorphosed into Hip-hop Rap – PMAN GOSPEL RAP
Olaniyi, Oluwapelumi a known gospel rap artist signed under the musical label of PREM FILMS INTERNATIONAL named PREM Gospel Music Label (PGML) has made it known to Gistrace Media that he has ported from being a gospel rap artist into being a Hip-hop Rap Man accompanied with street vibes.
The crooner of the hit single “Baba Mi” which was the rave of the moment in the previous year while having a chit-chat with Gistrace media claimed the reasons for his actions are personal.
Presently, his new stage name is Pman Rhap with the slogan “soritopaitomafia” and he claimed he is currently unsigned to any record label.
Arsenal complete David Luiz transfer from Chelsea
Arsenal have completed the signing of David Luiz from Chelsea in an £8million deal.
The Brazilian defender has put pen to paper on a two-year deal with the Gunners after he expressed his desire to move across London.
Luiz only penned a new two-year contract at Stamford Bridge earlier this year, having impressed under Maurizio Sarri last
But after being an unused substitute in last weekend’s final pre-season friendly against Borussia Monchengladbach, he feared being only a bit-part player under new boss Frank
Thus, after issues at the club’s Cobham training base earlier this week, Lampard gave the green light to letting Luiz depart.
Luiz did not train with the Chelsea first team on Wednesday before he finalised his move across London.
He will wear the Jersey number 23 for the upcoming season.
Everton Confirm Capture of Arsenal Winger Alex Iwobi on 5-Year Deal
Everton have confirmed the signing of Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi on a five-year deal, after the Nigeria international agreed personal terms with the club.
Iwobi, who rose through the youth ranks at the Emirates and joined the first team squad in 2015, played 149 times for the Gunners, scoring 15 goals and contributing 27 assists largely from the flank.
✍️ Signed, sealed, delivered!
— Everton (@Everton) August 8, 2019
And, in a statement on their official website, the Merseyside club confirmed: “Alex Iwobi has signed for Everton from Arsenal for an undisclosed fee after agreeing a five-year deal until the end of June 2024.
“Meanwhile, Everton boss Marco Silva explained: “Alex was one of our main targets for this window and I believe he is a fantastic signing for Everton. He is a direct and skilful winger and attacking midfielder who always works very hard for his team.
“He is still young but already with a lot of top-level experience – 100 Premier League matches, more in Europe and many international games.
“It was important for me to have one more quality option for our attacking positions to add to what we have with Richarlison, Bernard and Theo Walcott.
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