Wife Of FRCN Worker That Committed Suicide Speaks

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Zainab Oladejo, the wife of Rauf Oladejo, an FRCN driver that committed suicide by jumping into the Lagos Lagoon on Friday, has finally spoken.

Recall that The Herald reported on Friday how Oladejo alighted from a brown Toyota Corolla car on the Third Mainland Bridge and pretended like he wanted to urinate but dove into the Lagos Lagoon instead.

His remains were later recovered by a joint team of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Marine Police, Lagos State Waterways Authority and Rapid Response Squad, and later taken to the LASWA jetty at Ebute Ero.

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However, his wife Zainab, who is based in Ibadan, was quoted as saying that the family could not explain why Rauf decided to take his own life.

She said, “God is the only one who sees the intention of his heart for choosing to take his own life; I don’t know what could have been his reason. We have been married for over 40 years and nobody ever tried settling a dispute between us.

“When he was leaving for Lagos on Sunday, he prayed for us and one of the children followed him to the park. He was a peace-loving man; he was not in the habit of fighting with anyone and anytime he had money, he would buy things for all the children around.”



John is a University of Lagos-trained journalist. His views are always the end products of a deliberate search for information and knowledge. He has read almost every novel written by Chinua Achebe, Jeffrey Archer and Dan Brown. He is an expert Scrabble and draughts player who is also excellent at swimming. If you know the capitals of 45 African countries by heart, then you are exactly like him.

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