A Lagos businessman in his late 60s, James Oriri, was said to have allegedly committed suicide on Friday, in his office, at 393, Old Ojo Road, Satellite Town, Lagos.
Saturday Sun gathered that a large crowd besieged the four-story office complex, once the incident became public knowledge, to catch a glimpse of the man. Oriri, it was learnt was the Managing Director of Awore Consult, a firm that claims to be an expert in educational consultancy, for people seeking admission to universities, Secondary Schools in Ghana, and to Coventry universities in the UK. Oriri, an Isoko, from Delta State, has seven children, 6 boys and 1 girl.
According to his neighbours, one of the sons, lives in USA, while two others live in Germany and Ghana, respectively. All of them, the neighbours, continued, are all graduates. A family member who craved anonymity, could not fathom why James would have to take his own life. Hear him: “why should James do this kind of thing to bring shame to the family? Was he the only one owing, everybody owes; who is not owing in the first place? To owe is no more shameful”.
He further told SATURDAY SUN that the deceased was owing some people some undisclosed amount of money, which he added, was less than N2m. “His brothers had called the people he owed and pleaded with them to give them, till say by the end of the month, to settle the debts and the people agreed. James was aware of this arrangement? Read more