Stella Dimoko Lecturer Reportedly Commits Suicide Over Unpaid Salaries


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Sunday, October 04, 2020

Lecturer Reportedly Commits Suicide Over Unpaid Salaries


Friday Orobator,
a principal lecturer in the Department of Adult Education.
 of Tayo Akpata University, Ekiadolor in Edo State, (formerly College of Education) has allegedly committed suicide.

Orobator who was over 50 years old and whose wife had just given birth was reportedly depressed over 13-month unpaid salaries.

The deceased hung himself at his residence in Benin on Friday.

The Nation reports that his body was discovered behind his house around 1:30pm with a green rope around his neck.

The father of four had complained over his inability to feed his family to close friends.
“Some friends of Mr. Orobator in Benin, Lagos, among others, tried their best in the past few weeks to assist him with some money. 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.”

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

Fred Omonuwa, Chairman, College of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) in the state-owned institution, confirmed 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.


  1. Chaiiii. This is really sad. May his soul rest in peace.

  2. This is really sad.....I really do hope Edo state govt can better in this aspect.

  3. OMGoodness!his wife and children-i can't imagine how they're feeling right now...this is just so sad.

    To anyone out there depressed over one thing or the other...please hang in there.Please don't give up yet."There's a light at the end of every tunnel.May God come through for you and cause his light to shine upon you AMEN.

    Quite sad🙁

  4. Why do I think it may not be just the unpaid salaries. He may have been in debt as a result of the non payment of his salaries. May his soul find rest.

    1. Exactly. He may have been owing some persons and then depression set in. He couldn't handle the pressure.

      Just like Abia state is owing us too. I shall be alive to receive my more than 20 months arrears of salary.
      Pls Have a SIDE HUSTLE oh. Don't trust State government work at all. These governors have no human side.

    2. What kind of convoluted logic is this.If Governor Obaseki has been kind enough to pay them thier salaries won't he offset any debt he's owing.

      Governor Obaseki, Governor Ayade and everyother indebted governors please pay your workers!

      Cross Rivers is owing my magistrate colleagues 2 years salaries. Please pay!!

      Afterall Buhari has released all allocations and Paris bailout to you guys severally.

  5. What!!
    What kind of wickedness is this?
    Why will you owe someone 13 months salary?

  6. The rate of suicide is has increased in this country
    B4 this present administration, suicide was something that sounded strange to us but now no week passes by nd u don't hear of suicide in one part of d country or another
    Depression is real
    Please b ur brothers keeper nd not wait till death to start shouting rip
    Talk and help someone today
    U may be saving someone without knowing
    Always checkup on family nd friends pls

  7. This was the same thing oshiomhole was shouting about, but people thought it was all about godfatjerism.. Obaseki deceived Edo people by saying Edo no be Lagos, they want to do to him what they did to ambode, and meanwhile he wasn't working in Edo state.. How can u owe people 13 months salary and u used almost 10 billion to buy governorship ticket in PDP.. Obaseki didn't do anything in Edo state when he was in apc, now that he is in pdp, he wouldn't do anything.. And mind you he closed almost all the state owned institution in benin (college of agric, school of health) closed by obaseki and their staffs not been paid.. Edo people still voted him and shouting Togba and Ogbane.. Suffering continues

    1. Exactly!!!
      U just summed everything up in dis comment, Obaseki is a big scam,he played on d pity of people and got what he parents are both lecturers in dis school and I can't begin to narrate what they've being through.I HV been feeling so sad since d early hours of dis morning when d news first broke out,i knew d man personally too,he lectured me during my N.C.E programme there.Rest in peace sir, what a very sad way to go😭😭😭😭😭😭😭


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