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Buhari's Driver At Aso Rock Villa Attempts Suicide Over ‘Poor’ Salary


A 34-year-old driver at the State House Villa, Sunday Offre has been rescued dangling on a tree when he attempted to commit suicide.


Offre who hails from Cross River state is on Grade Level 3 with a monthly salary of N25,000. He joined the service of the State House in 2009.


Workers at the State House told Daily Trust that the driver, who is a father of two, was found in a bush in Kubwa, a suburb of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), dangling on a tree.

The suicide attempt which happened penultimate Monday has become topic of discussion at the State House.

One of the workers said the driver was rescued when his wife saw the suicide note on the table when she returned home.

“It was the wife that saved the whole thing. When she saw the suicide note on the table, she raised alarm that attracted their neighbours,” he said.

He said the wife and their neighbours embarked on spirited search across their environs.

“They saw him dangling on the tree in a bush in their neighborhood. When he was found, they thought he has passed on. It was while they were conveying him to the mortuary that he moved his hand,” he said.

It was gathered that the driver lamented poor remuneration in the suicide note.


The driver was revived at the State House Clinic, as he was said to be unconscious for days.

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