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Wazobia FM official commits suicide days after losing job


A Lagos-based broadcaster with Wazobia FM, Hillary Okechukwu has reportedly killed himself two days after losing his job.

Okechukwu’s colleagues speaking on condition of anonymity said he died of apparent suicide two days after losing his job.

Hillary Okechukwu was a sales executive with the Lagos-based broadcast house until November 18 when he was asked to resign after being accused of misappropriating company funds.

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Mr Okechukwu, whom colleagues said had been with Wazobia FM for at least 10 years, suffered a cardiac arrest from drug overdose on Friday.

A management official at Wazobia FM did not immediately return a request seeking comments.

Colleagues said Mr Okechuwuku did not appear to suffer from any mental health crises before the incident.

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According to Sunday Gazette, some of Okechukwu’s colleagues said that the development had left them demoralised, hoping it would nudge the station’s management to start prioritising personnel welfare.