It was learnt that Ekue used a rope to hang himself by the rod of a ceiling fan in his apartment on Oki Lane.
The victim, who worked as a driver for a paint company in Lagos State, killed himself over the failure of the company to pay his five-month salaries.
Ekue isn’t said to have been facing tough times since April 2016, when he stopped going to the company, whose name was not disclosed by his family members.
The deceased, who earned N30,000 per month, reportedly became frustrated when feeding became difficult for him. His only son, identified simply as IK, a salesman, had been supporting him with his meagre wages.
A resident, Simon Davies, revealed that after a visit to the area that IK had gone to buy food for the father when the incident happened.
“His son had gone to buy food for him that evening.But When he returned, he saw his father’s body dangling from a rope and he raised the alarm. People went into the room to help rush him to a hospital, but he died.
“The main cause of the incident is the non-payment of his salaries by a paint company he worked for as a driver. I learnt he earned N30,000 monthly and the company owed him five months’ salaries. He stopped going there in April when the arrears were not paid. Since then, his son had been feeding him with the little he earns at a boutique where he works.”