Banker commits suicide in front of church over bad loan

The police in Lagos State have begun investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a 44-year-old banker, who shot himself dead in Lekki area of the state.

Unconfirmed reports had it that the deceased might have killed himself over an unserviced loan in his bank, which he approved.

The banker, Olisa Nwakobi, a resident of  1, Aladinni Close, Chevron drive, Lekki, reportedly, last Friday night, pointed a gun to his head and shot himself.

The image maker in charge of the state police command, Dolapo Badmos confirmed the incident to Nigerian Tribune and added that the police had recovered the pistol, with which the suicide was committed.

A police source at Ilasan divisional police station, who spoke with the Nigerian Tribune, said that the banker killed himself in front of a church. The banker stopped in front of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church and brought out a pistol with which he shot himself.

According to reports, Nwakobi, a manager with a first generation bank, reportedly committed suicide following a bad loan decision he made at work. He was said to have shot himself dead on Friday, July 29, after telling his priest to tell his wife to take care of their children.

Olisa allegedly took his life because he was under pressure to recover a loan of N350 million which he had approved for a beneficiary.

Olisa reportedly took the decision to commit suicide because of his family name and integrity, which he felt would be tainted if the bank took a decision against him because of the loan. His father was a successful lawyer, politician and highly respected member of their Nkwelle Ezunaka, Anambra state community.

The image maker in charge of the state police command, Dolapo Badmos, while speaking on the incident said that a silver American pistol and five rounds of 6 mm cartridge were recovered from the scene of the incident.

She also said that the body of the banker had been deposited at the public morgue for autopsy.