The lifeless body of a senior civil servant in Kogi State , Edward Soje , was found dangling on a tree on Saturday ,a week after he was declared missing .
Residents of Lokoja , the state capital , were shocked when they discovered that Soje , a director in the state civil service , had committed suicide on a tree within the town using a rope .
The 54 – year- old late director allegedly decided to take his life barely 10 days that his wife gave birth to a set of male triplets in a private hospital in Abuja after 17 years of childlessness .
Soje , who hailed from the Ogori/Magongo Local Government Area of Kogi State , was a Grade Level 16 Officer in the State Teaching Service Commission and was owed 11 months’ salary arrears as of the time he took his life .
He was said to have earlier travelled to Abuja and left a suicide note for his wife , who also works in one of the federal ministries in the state .
The suicide note reads, “Psalm 121 : 3 says God will not suffer your foot to be moved . He that keepeth you will not slumber. Amen . You and the three boys , God Almighty will keep you prosperous . Amen . I love you.”
Confirming the incident , the state Police Public Relations Officer, William Aya , said the dangling body of Soje was found on a tree behind the barracks at about 5 .55 pm on October 16 .
Aya said the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Area ‘D’ division received the information about the incident from the military intelligence office in the barracks .
He said , “ Policemen moved to the scene, removed the corpse and took it to the morgue of the Federal Medical Centre in Lokoja . Investigation is ongoing .”