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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Brother Of Kogi State Civil Servant Who Killed Himself Reveals The Triplets Were Not His And Wifes Action May Have Led To Suicide

Mr. Edward Kehinde Soje a Director in Kogi State Civil Service, last week committed suicide by hanging himself on a tree at the Mammy Side of the Army Barracks in Lokoja, the state capital. 





The 54-year-old reportedly took his life barely nine days after his wife of 17 years gave birth to a set of male triplets in a private hospital in Abuja through IVF. The couple had been childless before then. He was on Grade Level 16 in the Kogi State Teaching Service Commission and owed 11 months’ salary as of the time of the apparent suicide. He had, before killing himself, travelled to Abuja and left a suicide note for the wife who works in one of the federal ministries.


Family sources said the deceased Director had been going through financial pressure due to the non-payment of his salary. He was among thousands of civil servants in Kogi being owed between two and 21 months’ salary. As a way out, he was said to have sold his only car and a three-bedroom bungalow he was building at Otokiti area of Lokoja. Before his death Soje allegedly went to his bank to collect the remaining N30, 000 in his account and handed over the N30, 000 cash to his wife.




Governor Yahaya Bello had only a week earlier denied owing civil servants more than two months’ salary. But Soje’s development changed the narrative.



In an attempt to wash its hand off the suicide, the Kogi government said it only owed Soje nine months’ salary and not eleven months as alleged. The state’s Head of Service, HoS, Mrs Deborah Ogunmola, said in a statement that the deceased received salary up till December 2016 when it was stopped. His pay was stopped after proof emerged that he falsified his age records. His confession to the offence is on video to justify government stoppage of his salary.


The government’s age falsification claim was dismissed by Soje’s cousin, Mr. Theophilous Soje, who spoke to Sunday Vanguard at their Ogori country home.
According to Theophilus, he and the deceased were born in 1963 and only 16 days separated them.



Stroke



The Soje story took a twist when the police alleged that the deceased suffered from partial stroke before he committed suicide. Spokesperson for the police in Kogi State, ASP William Aya, told journalists that Soje had partial stroke and hence the need for the autopsy. Aya also disclosed that the police were yet to be in possession of the suicide note allegedly written by Soje before committing suicide.


A family source confirmed that Soje indeed suffered the ailment in 2008 but was completely healed.


Finger pointing


In a related development, the immediate younger brother of the deceased, Mr Cornelius Soje, said the Director’s wife’s action may have pushed him to suicide. Cornelius alleged that the woman turned his brother to her puppet.


According to him, unknown to many people, his late brother and his wife actually had a child three years into their marriage who died eight days after birth. Thereafter, he said the wife suffered multiple miscarriages. The brother narrated that when some years ago the wife was transferred to Abuja from Lokoja, the development caused trouble in their relationship. He said his brother always narrated his family troubles to him.


Cornelius, however, said that after some time, the deceased stopped complaining to him and he thought the troubles had been resolved until he announced the birth of the triplets. My late brother called me on the phone and expressed to me that he was disallowed from naming the kids. It was the wife who gave the kids names. My late brother was not permitted to give them names. The wife did.


My brother called me on the phone and told me that his wife said he was not the father of the triplets. My brother thought it was a joke until the woman stressed it to him by asking, ‘How can you think you are the owners of the babies?’


My brother said he could not forget the statement and was seriously distressed by it. I told him not to take his wife’s statement serious but view it as a woman’s careless talk.


Cornelius further quoted Soje as saying that immediately after the conversation took place, the wife asked him to go to her Abuja apartment to prepare food for her. “He left the hospital and that was the last time anybody saw my brother alive. The brother claimed that from the Saturday when the deceased went missing, the wife did not notify any family member until the following Tuesday when she called his sibling, Mrs Alice Turkwo, in Ilorin.


It was my sister in Ilorin who told me the wife called to say our brother was missing. When she did around 6pm on that Tuesday, I called her on phone but she kept telling me not to disturb her as she had migraine and needed to rest. Out of annoyance I ended the call. I tried to call her line later but, since then, she had put off her phone and none of us could reach her. It was a friend who hinted us of a suicide story in town. We checked with the army and discovered it was actually our brother that was in the photograph taken before they invited the police to take over the case.


Cornelius dismissed the claim that it was financial depression that led his brother to commit suicide. His words, “The unpaid salary had nothing to do with his taking his life. My brother had been surviving without salary for months, why now? He could survive without salary for two years. The house he sold at Zariagi was because he didn’t like the location and he had started using the proceeds to build another one around Phase Two, Lokoja.”


The brother said Soje sold a car three years ago because he had another one. He claimed that the deceased actually suffered stroke around 2008 but had been healed and was driving himself as well as carrying out other tasks for more than five years now.


Cornelius said the family was not interested in any autopsy by the police. Their interest, according to him, was to take possession of his sibling’s body and bury him quietly. He said they had accepted their fate but still viewed the triplets as theirs.


Whether the claim by the wife, as reported to me by our late brother, that he was not the father of the triplets is true or not, the kids are innocent. And we are ready to take them as ours. And we’ll help them. My brother was a good man. We were the only two male children of our parents.

From Vanguard

29 comments:

  1. Lord Jesus




    Charitybino

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    1. The government has clearly paid this man to shut up the truth. After all the dead can't defend himself.

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    2. Exactly just as the government shut the other man who lost his daughter, I heard what he said in his video later he came out to deny it. It's their cup of tea if they are enjoying what their governor is doing to them then let them enjoy. The in laws do not like the wife, il only believe this when I hear from his wife, the kids weren't his but he withdrew his last 30k to give to a woman who bore kids for another man and took his life, una well done

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    3. Push up and anony your talk is senseless. Whether they paid him or not what difference will it make? Nobody paid him this sounds like the truth.

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    4. So you this ghost has a right to call my comment senseless, what makes yours sensible, please stay on your lane, so because it sounds believable to you I must accept it, I don't, I know you are from that state, keep enjoying the poverty given to you guys

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  2. Story story sold to you by the govt to cover their inadequacies. Why malinger the name of your late brother. You could have left this paternity issue but sold your conscience to the govt for peanuts. Killing oneself is not the issue, now those triplets would grow up amidst scandals and the 'real' dad might not surface due to the scandal. She might have even done sperm donor for crying out loud.

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  3. Wow...I don't know why I believe the brother's story. It's well.

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  4. Hian! This is sad, taking his life was not the right way to go.

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  5. When will Africans stop blaming wives for everything under the sun?
    Does it make sense that a woman will tell her husband that he isn't the father of her kids and still ask him to prepare food for her without fearing poison? I mean does that make sense to anybody?

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    1. God bless you

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    2. God bless you plenty! ...and he finished by saying the family will accept the babies! The way we repress and frustrate women in our society is evil!

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  6. Useless brother yaning dust!
    How much did the Useless Bello paid you?

    You and your Kogi state Government should allow this man soul to rest in peace!

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    1. dont mind him stupid assumptions without DNA.
      Governor bello wehdone

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  7. This might just be a lie.. Honestly. could be that the family of the late man never liked this woman and this is an opportunity to malign her.

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  8. Story story storyyyy, they want to cover up, Odikwaegwu....

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  9. Hmmmmmmmm end time brother how much did evil Bello pay u?

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  10. Bello the demon has paid them to hide the truth.

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  11. And the man still withdrew all the money in his account and left for this same woman? Brother in law from hell. Even if they used sperm donor after 17 years does that concern you?

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  12. Why is the story of the man with triplet and the other with dead daughter taking a twist turn, Mr Governor may God serve u double measure, pressed down, shaken together for buying your way through.

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  13. This man has been bought over by bello.

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  14. They paid this man to change the story. But my dear you can't hide the truth forever. Rip to the dead

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  15. Brother in-law like this are evil.

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  16. I'm not sure this is the real brother. Dem borrow this brother for the man.....

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  17. He has been paid by Yeye Bello. Law of karma awaits both the brother and the Kogi governor. Shiooooooo.

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  18. Fear God remember the last day and moment of truth brother

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