A principal lecturer in the Department of Adult Education of the defunct College of Education now Tayo Akpata University, Ekiadolor, Benin, Friday Orobator, has committed suicide over a 13-month unpaid salary.
Policemen from Oba Station moved his body to the morgue around 1:30 pm.
The Nation gathered the father of four had complained over his inability to feed his family to close friends.
The Chairman of COEASU of the tertiary institution, owned by Edo State Government, Fred Omonuwa, confirmed all the staff had not been paid for 13 months.
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He pleaded with Governor Godwin Obaseki to do the needful and give them a sense of belonging.
He said: “Everybody knows that Edo State government owes us 13 months of salary, which we continued to agitate for, even before the September 19 governorship election, but it was tagged political agitation.
“Schools in Edo State are about resuming after the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) lockdown but our members cannot pay the school fees of their children. What have we done to deserve this horrible treatment?”