Tuesday , May 11 2021

Wazobia FM Official Dies By Suicide Days After Losing His Job

Wazobia FM official has died of obvious suicide two days after dropping his job.

Hillary Okechukwu was a gross sales government with the Lagos-based broadcaster till November 18 when he was requested to resign after being accused of misappropriating firm funds.

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

The station’s administration held an pressing assembly on Saturday night time to debate the matter, however officers largely used the assembly to clear themselves of any wrongdoing within the circumstances that led to Mr. Okechukwu’s exit and his eventual demise, sources instructed ANE underneath anonymity to forestall official reprimand or worse.

A administration official at Wazobia FM didn’t instantly return a request in search of feedback.

Colleagues mentioned Mr. Okechuwuku didn’t seem to undergo from any psychological well being crises earlier than the incident.

Suicide prevention centres are uncommon within the nation, which may have contributed to Mr. Okechukwu’s incapacity to get assist earlier than it was too late.

Some colleagues mentioned that the event had left them demoralised, hoping it could nudge the station’s administration to start out prioritising personnel welfare.

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