FCMB Bank Manager Olisa Nwakoby Commits Suicide In Front Of His Pastor In Lekki Lagos Over N350Million Loan Debt.
Mr. Olisa Nwakoby, a manager at a second generation bank, First City Monument Bank (FCMB) Plc on Friday evening shot himself dead in the presence of his Priest at the Lekki area of Lagos Island, Lagos State.
The father of a 10-year- old daughter was said to have taken his own life because of an incriminating huge loan transaction he approved in his bank.
Sources close to the family told ST at the weekend that the late Olisa was the approving officer for the loan which the beneficiary is no longer servicing and the bank was on the neck of Olisa to get the money back.
His late father, Chief Patrick Oguejiofor Nwakoby was a former chairman of First Bank of Niger Plc, a successfully lawyer, politician and a highly respected community leader before his death.
Fear over his integrity and the name of his family, which could be dented if his bank commences action against him over the loan, was too much for the vibrant banker to bear prompting him to shoot himself, our source said.
Our source did not say that there was suspicion of any foul play in the death of the banker, she also could not confirm the actual amount involved in the transaction, but she simply said "it was huge." The case is being handled by homicide detectives attached to Area J Command, Lekki/Ajah. According to a police source.
The banks, on the fateful day he killed himself, went to meet his pastor. He told the pastor to tell his wife to take good care of his children, that what he would do in next few minutes would shock everyone. He was said to have later blown his brains out.
The source continued, "It was later discovered that he took money from the bank, N350million, and the money started creating problems for him. He killed himself."
"Nigerians need to take the epidemiology, diagnosis and management of MAJOR DEPRESSION DISORDERS very seriously across board. If left undiagnosed and untreated, suicidal thoughts and tendency could be imminent".
"Yea, most people who are depressed do not kill themselves but untreated depression can increase the risk of possible suicide. It is not uncommon for depressed individuals to have thoughts about suicide whether or not they intend to act on these thoughts.
"Severely depressed people often do not have the energy to harm themselves, but it is when their depression lifts and they gain increased energy that they may be more likely to attempt suicide."
"Suicide is one of possible complication of depressive illness in combination with other risk factors because suicidal thoughts and behavior can be symptoms of moderate to severe depression."
May God give his families and friends the fortitude to bear the loss"